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Food and Faith

A Prayer for Summer’s End

collage of food pics by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP God of all that surrounds us, As we step into this new season of fall, we pause to acknowledge the delights of summer. Even though it was, for many, a year of cancelled plans, postponed vacations and drive-by parades instead of back yard… Read more »

Out of the Box Ministries

group with banner From Trinity Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, Our Newest Hunger Action Congregation By Jesse Schlunegger Out of the Box Ministries is our church food pantry program. Our motto is “Feed people whenever possible.” We have a funds-matching grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program through the federal government, which allows us to purchase food from… Read more »

Farmworkers in the Pandemic: Webinar Resources

“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves.” ~ Cesar Chavez CONTENTS: Presenters Next Steps Take Action Connect With Us Online Find Resources Platform for Food & Farm Workers University of Florida Resources for Farm… Read more »

Essentially Disposable: Farmworkers in the Pandemic

graphic with farmworker webinar info REGISTER for the Webinar Farmworkers are essential to the feeding of our nation. More personally, they ensure that you and I have food on our plates each day. Called “essential” during this pandemic, they are being treated no differently than ever – with disrespect, abuse and endangerment. Farmworkers are risking their lives to grow and… Read more »

PHP’s Impact in the World

See PHP’s impact in just two colorful pages Learn how your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program made a difference in 2019. Front/back can be printed from your computer or emailed to share with your congregation. Download the Impact Report here And view this 3-minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program… Read more »

Litany of Lament

by Jessica Maudlin, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, PHP Cross-posted from PHP’s Eco-Justice blog. Last week I sat on the steps of my front porch, listened to the sound of police helicopters overhead and watched on a friend’s Facebook live as a protest in honor of Breonna Taylor, a young black woman… Read more »

A remarkable and humble congregation

Working to end hunger and homelessness First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, Ohio, a Hunger Action Congregation, does what they can to answer the scriptural call for compassion and justice. And they’ve been doing it for decades – humbly! They don’t mention the preaching about hunger or the ceramic mugs they use instead of throwaways or… Read more »