For I was hungry and you gave me food.
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.
The MNYS Hunger Team
is excited to announce The Feed My People Collective
, a food justice advocacy initiative. Feeding the hungry requires more than providing food. It also means advocating with and on behalf of people challenged by food insecurity to persuade our elected officials at the local, state, and national level for policies and practices that change the existing systems that keep people in a constant cycle of hunger.
It means addressing the root causes of hunger, like poverty, job instability, affordable housing, climate change, lack of access to education, and more. To learn more about this collective, click HERE.
We invite all congregations to participate in The Feed My People Collective
. To learn more about how to do that, click HERE.
Through our Synod’s e-letter, the committee’s newsletter, Bread and Justice
, and a network of congregational hunger contacts, the committee highlights the relief, development, advocacy, and education work of ELCA World Hunger
, the Lutheran World Federation
, Bread 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.
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
To learn more about ELCA Advocacy efforts and to receive email alerts regarding issues important to hunger advocacy, click here
and sign up!