Hunger facts and materials
The Presbyterian Hunger Program creates educational resources for congregations and individuals. Many resources are available as free downloads or as hard copies for purchase. Below you will find links to specific resources created by the hunger program as well as recommended resources produced elsewhere.
Presbyterian Hunger Program materials
Find all downloadable PHP resources can be found alphabetically in the Downloadable Resources section. The resources below are some of our most widely used.
Worship materials on hunger
The Presbyterian Hunger Program has a materials for pastors to use at worship services including liturgies, prayers, hymns and more.
Listing of Videos On Hunger, Food Systems And Globalization
This is a list of videos on global hunger and poverty and the underlying causes. Videos are available for lending to Presbyterians wishing to show them at your church, community event or house party.
PHP Post Newsletters
Download current and previous issues of the Hunger Program’s quarterly journal. Each issue focuses on one hunger- and poverty-related topic and includes updates about PHP programs as well as reflections, scripture and activities.
Also called 2-cents-a-meal, the Cents-Ability program has plenty of customizable resources available for congregations and Presbyteries to raise money for local, national and international hunger ministries.
This Just Eating bible study explores the relationship between our faith and our food. Adult and middle school versions are available in English and Spanish as downloads and in print.
Global Food Crisis Fast materials
In response the the Global Food Crisis of 2008, PHP initiated a series of monthy 40-hour fasts to discern a response to global hunger. Each month’s materials include scripture, country and issue studies and reflections.
Several resources are available about Joining Hands.
This series of short booklets helps Presbyterians practice their faith in their everyday lives. Each issue explores lifestye integrity for different seasons of our lives.
Sweat Free T-Shirts
Sweat-Free Ts come direct from the Nueva Vida Women’s Sewing Cooperative (COMAMNUVI) and Fair Trade Zone in Nicaragua.
Help protecting forests, local jobs, and sustainable livelihoods in the harvesting communities — order your Eco Palms today.
Facts about hunger
About 925 million people suffer from hunger worldwide. That’s one out of every seven people. To learn more about hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world, check out our Presbyterian Hunger program presentations or visit some of these websites:
- Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
- Bread for the World
- Community Food Security Coalition
- U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance
- La Via Campesina
RELUFA is a PHP partner though Joining Hands Network in Cameroon. CAP is RELUFA's micro-credit finance program. You can learn more about this program here: http://www.relufa.org/programs/economicdevelopment/cap1.htm
seeking information on the Credit Against Poverty program or project.