You Have Made a Difference
Since 1980 we have distributed more than $14 million in grants to programs in over 37 countries. Your contributions have:
- Provided communities access to clean water
- Helped families devastated by natural disasters
- Opened food banks
- Taught farmers sustainable farming practices
- Fed women and children in women’s shelters, prenatal clinics, and schools
You Can Help
Here are a few ways you can help end hunger:
- Develop a simpler lifestyle that reflects the repression of unnecessary wants.
- Write a letter to your legislators. In the USA you can participate in the Offering of Letters program developed by Bread for the World.
- Donate to Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization with a network of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue programs.
- Contribute to World Hunger Year (WHY). They support community-based organizations that connect people to nutritious, affordable food.
- Visit The Hunger Site daily and click the "Click here—it’s FREE!" button. By clicking on the button you help provide food to the hungry.
- Share your excess garden produce with a neighborhood food pantry. Visit AmpleHarvest.org for participating food pantries in your area.
Your Congregation Can Help
Here are a few ways your congregation can help end hunger:
- Focus on hunger issues in worship.
- Consider starting a soup kitchen. Check out Mission Possible: How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen. It is a practical and insightful guide that was developed by individuals with over 35 years of direct involvement in the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen program. The publication is available for free download.
- Encourage children and youth in your congregation to participate in Souper Bowl of Caring.
- Participate in a CROP Walk. Walks are scheduled at various times during the year in nearly 2,000 communities throughout the USA.
- Participate in the Offering of Letters program by including it in your next Sunday school, worship, retreat, or camp. Offering of Letters kits are available to congregations at no charge from the Presiding Bishopric.