For Hunger Leaders
You can help raise money for and awareness about ELCA World Hunger!
As a hunger leader, you are involved in fund-raising, educating, advocating, and organizing on behalf of ELCA World Hunger. It can be a big job, but you’re not alone! Here you will find resources and ideas to help you carry out your ministry. We encourage you to take what you need and also to share your own gifts with others who visit here.
Become a Hunger Contact
If you’d like to receive the World Hunger resource packets
and/or LifeLines newsletter
, make sure you’re on our mailing list! Complete the contact form
for yourself or on behalf of someone else who wants to get involved. Also, if you’ve moved, please use this form to submit your most recent contact information.
Borrow World Hunger Banners
There are several World Hunger banners you can borrow for synod assemblies and large or multi-congregational events. See photos and instructions for ordering
Browse and Share Ideas
Perhaps the most valuable resource you can tap is the collective experience of other hunger leaders. Read about what other hunger leaders are doing, take copies of their documents, and offer your own. Please click on browse samples
to learn more.
Occasional news bulletins are e-mailed to all synod hunger leaders for whom we have a current e-mail address. If you do not receive these, please contact Nancy Michaelis
> Bulletin #17
- June 2010Bulletin #16
Hunger Education Toolkits
Mix and match activities from this “program in a box” to create an hour-long session that introduces your congregation to ELCA World Hunger
. Or you can explore connections between hunger and climate change
. The toolkits are ideal for a Sunday morning forum, Sunday school class, or youth group meeting.
Hunger Rumblings Blog
Through our blog
, journey with the ELCA World Hunger staff as we consider hunger in the world, our work, the work of others, and anything else that strikes us as interesting, timely, or helpful. We welcome your voice in the conversation and look forward to reading your comments!Leadership Gathering This invitation-only annual meeting for hunger leaders is a concentrated event geared at training, equipping, and energizing people on synod hunger task forces, synod staff involved in hunger ministry, and others who raise money for and educate others about ELCA World Hunger.
Please note that the gathering Web address is not for public distribution or printing, such as in a newsletter. It is only for the use of synod hunger teams, hunger leaders, and participants of these events. Thank you.
Want to try a whole new way of holding hunger committee meetings? Try WebEx, a tool for conducting meetings using the Internet and a telephone. WebEx is most helpful when meeting in person is impractical--such as when people are too far apart to gather in one place--and when everyone needs to look at something together, such as a document, Web site, or whiteboard. In these situations, WebEx can be a very valuable tool.
World Hunger invites you to consider whether WebEx could be useful for you and your hunger committee. If you’d like to hold a hunger-related meeting using WebEx, Nancy Michaelis (800.638.3522, ext. 2713) would be happy to set it up for you! The WebEx software and associated telephone charges are being paid for by World Hunger. The only potential cost to you is the fee, if any, that you pay for Internet access. So please try it out and let us know what you think!
If you’re starting or joining a hunger team in your synod, you’ll want this Welcome Kit
. It includes handy information about how to get started, possible activities, sources of help, and more.