Our Impact

Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger are making a difference. As a partner of churches, social ministry organizations and development and advocacy organizations, ELCA World Hunger helps reach communities most in need throughout the world. Our relationships in the U.S. and around the world create an infrastructure that allows us to be very cost efficient and effective — less than 10 cents of every dollar is used for program administration and fundraising.

In 2012, your support of ELCA World Hunger totaled:
$18.6 million

From Alaska to Alabama, from Chile to China, your gifts are hard at work helping our neighbors near and far break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Your generous giving makes it possible for ELCA World Hunger to be present throughout the United States and throughout the world. We support projects and programs in:  
  • 43 U.S. states
  • 56 countries (including the United States)
From health clinics to microloans, food pantries to soup kitchens, advocacy to community organizing, your gifts are supporting innovative solutions that get at the root causes of hunger. Last year, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger supported at least 636 projects around the world, including:
  • 388 food pantries, homeless shelters and other projects in the United States;
  • 239 sustainable development, health and other projects around the world; and
  • 15 education and networking programs in the ELCA.

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