Potlucks to end hunger
There is a grassroots movement led by two ELCA pastors that is sweeping the nation. ELCA members are whipping up Jell-O, cookies and casseroles -- not just for food and good company, but to end hunger. In 2009, 27 congregations across the country held potlucks to end hunger. In 2010, 137 congregations participated, raising more than $10,000.
More than a dozen ELCA congregations are already registered for 2011. Will you join them? The idea is simple. Host a potluck at your congregation any time of the year and take a collection to benefit ELCA World Hunger.
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God’s Global Barnyard coin box
Our most popular coin box is back in stock! Distribute this interactive coin box to Sunday school children and teach them about how animals make a difference in the fight against hunger and poverty. Order by visiting our online store (first-time users must create a free account) or by calling 800-638-3522, ext. 2580.
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Help those affected by spring storms and tornadosDeadly tornados, heavy rain and flooding have caused widespread devastation across the United States. ELCA Disaster Response, working through Lutheran Disaster Response, is already assessing the situation and providing support to individuals, families and communities affected by these disasters.
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Apply for a GrantDid you know that your gifts to ELCA World Hunger help support ELCA congregations and other organizations that are working to end hunger here in the United States? Is your congregation fighting hunger in your community? Apply for a grant (typically $500 to $6,000) to help support your work. The application deadline is July 15, 2011.
In the News
ELCA begins response to tornado damage in Southeastern states
ELCA serves people homeless in Philadelphia through The Welcome Church
ELCA Church Council recommends social statement, ELCA Malaria Campaign
ELCA World Hunger raised over $17.7 million in 2010 to help support the anti-hunger ministries of this church.
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Recent tweets from David Creech, director of hunger education. Follow him on Twitter at @hungerbites
FP Food Issue. Read it! http://www.foreignpolicy.com/the_food_issue
Read the latest Voices for Change ELCA advocacy blog post. Be sure to subscribe to the blog if you haven't yet. http://fb.me/t2FblDxR
Food prices pushed 44m people to extreme poverty. @WFP talks solutions like @wefeedback http://bit.ly/putfoodfirst
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