Meet Jim Freeman
At about the same time each weekday, for the better part of the last decade, a volunteer can be seen walking up the stairs of Jim Freeman's porch with a special delivery -- a warm meal.At 88 years old, it has become increasingly difficult for Jim Freeman of Spartanburg, South Carolina, to go to the grocery store or cook for himself. With no other income besides his monthly social security payments, Jim lives below the poverty level. Jim counts on home-delivered meals, health care and chaplaincy to stay healthy and free from hunger. His story is just one of millions of stories about lives touched by your gifts to ELCA World Hunger.
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New from ELCA World Hunger
Congregation Connections Spring-Summer 2011
This issue of Congregation Connections is designed to help leaders integrate hunger themes throughout worship and congregational life, especially during Lent and Easter. It includes sermon starters, bulletin inserts and more.
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Education and Advocacy Grants Available
ELCA World Hunger Education and Advocacy grants are now available! These grants support work that furthers the education and advocacy objectives and guidelines of ELCA World Hunger:
Is your congregation or group already active in this type of work? Please apply! The application deadline is February 21, 2011. Visit ELCA World Hunger for more information.
Give It a Try
Souper Bowl of Caring
This Sunday, 100 million Americans are expected to tune in to watch the Super Bowl. At the same time, nearly one billion people around the world will be hungry.
The Souper Bowl of Caring is an ecumenical, youth-led movement that unites young people around a single cause: to end hunger. More than 2,000 Lutheran youth groups participate every year. Is yours one of them?
The money you raise can be donated to the charity of your choice. To make a local and global impact at the same time -- consider a 50/50 split! Give half to a local charity and half to ELCA World Hunger, where your gifts will make a difference in 60 countries, including the United States.
In the News
ELCA Launches LivingLutheran.com for Sharing Stories and Conversation
In the United States, 14.6 percent of households struggle to put food on the table. Nearly one in four children is at risk of hunger.
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Recent tweets from David Creech, director of hunger education.@hungerbites
ONECampaign "Not everyone can go into the field or donate. But every 1 of us can be an advocate for ppl whose voices r not heard." -- @BillGates
Poverty and joblessness fueling Mideast unrest http://t.co/tpNI2oU via @msnbc
Food Speculation: 'People Die from Hunger while Banks Make a Killing on Food' http://bit.ly/erafXm @globalpolicy
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