ELCA World Hunger
More than 800 million people — that is 1 in 8 people in our world today — are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, our gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
- 868 million people – that is 1 in 8 – are chronically hungry and cannot lead active daily lives.
- 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 per day.
- In the United States, more than 50 million people do not know where their next meal will come from.
- 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty.
At the 2015 Delaware-Maryland Synod assembly, the synod passed a resolution to support a world hunger emphasis by using educational hunger materials and giving money to combat local and world hunger.
Trinity already is very active in combating local hunger by our active support of the southern Washington County Food Pantry and Micah’s Backpack. Now we encourage you to broaden your work to alleviate hunger by making donations using the hunger envelopes you will find in the pew each week and participating in the “Noisy Change Offering”. Begin the daily habit of depositing your pocket change into a tin can during April and May.
On Sunday, May 22, bring your can(s) to worship to be blessed and placed into the chancel area. Your change will be taken to the upcoming DE-MD Synod Assembly in June and added to and blessed with the other “Noisy Change” offerings brought by all the synod’s congregations.
We can make a difference to combat food insecurity in our community and throughout the world!