The primary purpose of the World Hunger Tangible Love Team is embedded in the Mission Initiatives of Abolish Poverty, End Suffering and Pursue Peace on Earth. These initiatives are described as reaching out through compassionate ministries to serve the poor and hungry and stop conditions that diminish the worth of persons.
The team envisions a world in which abundant food is distributed justly so all are fed, and there is peace in all the Earth.
Team Purpose or Objectives
The World Hunger Fund was established by a World Conference resolution (GCR 1148) in 1978. It provided for a program to be established to “facilitate opportunities for those interested and motivated to participate in additional ways beyond the fasting discipline and to add these moneys to the support of ministries directed toward the problems of world hunger.”
In 1979 the First Presidency established the World Hunger Team to “provide funds to alleviate hunger, educate persons about hunger issues, and advocate on behalf of the hungry.” A Tangible Love Team was created in later years to “support ministries that heighten access to fundamental human needs; increase environmental stewardship; advocate for human rights; and promote reconciliation, peace, and justice for all creation.” The World Hunger and Tangible Love teams later were merged.
The World Hunger Tangible Love Team formed by this merger encouraged congregations and mission centers to consider ministries and projects that address the needs of those enmeshed in poverty, hunger, and injustice.
Jim Slauter, team leader