ELCA World Hunger’s Global Farm Challenge is a year-long, youth-driven fundraising challenge to support the agriculture-related programs of ELCA World Hunger, our church’s ministry to end hunger and poverty. Many youth and youth groups will raise funds in advance of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in June, and many will bring their offerings to the Gathering. At the Interactive Learning space in the NRG Center, youth and young adults will have the chance to participate in an unforgettable experience designed to immerse them in what it’s like to be a smallholder farmer around the world.
Now, thanks to generous friends of the ELCA, your gifts will go even further: All gifts toward the Global Farm Challenge will be matched – dollar for dollar – up to $515,000, so together we can raise more than $1 million this year to create healthier families, stronger economies and a future filled with hope.
Your donation will be used where it is needed most within the wider category of each gift you’ve selected. (For example, a gift of a fruit-tree seedling may support other sustainable development initiatives.) This allows our church to stay adaptive, flexible and effective in the work that we do. Because we seek to honor your generosity and keep administrative costs low, we do not track individual financial gifts to specific families or locations in the U.S. or abroad.