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Hunger Committee

For I was hungry and you gave me food.
Matthew 25:35

The Hunger Committee raises awareness of global and domestic hunger issues and encourages congregations in ministries responding to the needs of hungry people around the corner and around world.

Through our Synod’s e-letter, the committee’s newsletter, Bread and Justice, and a network congregational hunger contacts, the committee highlights the relief, development, advocacy, and education work of ELCA World Hunger, the Lutheran World FederationBread for the World, and Lutheran World Relief. We publicize what synod congregations and ministries are doing to fight hunger and we offer ideas to those who want to become more involved, especially by supporting the work of ELCA World Hunger.

Sowing Seeds, Reaping the Harvest, Sharing Our Bread

Are you concerned about hunger in our nation and around the world? Are you looking for ideas to get your congregation involved in fighting hunger locally and globally? Then Sowing Seeds, Reaping the Harvest, Sharing Our Bread, a workshop sponsored by the Synod’s Hunger Committee, is for you! It will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 to 3:30 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 155 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. Learn more and register here.


The committee’s newsletter, Bread and Justice, is published in the spring and fall. Learn about the issues. See how congregations are fighting hunger. Explore resources. Be a hunger fighter! Read the current issue.

ELCA Advocacy

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