Posts Categorized: Hunger Action Congregations

Summer Update for Hunger Action Congregations

Dear Hunger Action Congregations, I hope you and your congregation are doing well. And I hope you personally have had or will have the chance to revitalize your spirit – at least a bit! – during the summer. The challenges aren’t letting up, so we need to find our peace and strength in our faith,… Read more »

Autumn Update for Hunger Action Congregations

First invitation: The 2020 Food Week of Action is coming soon – and you are invited to be a co-sponsor as about six of you did last year. Co-sponsoring just means that you will add your congregation’s name to the cosponsors list and highlight the anti-hunger and pro-justice work you and others are doing during… 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 »

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 »

Tips for Responding to Hunger in a Pandemic

10 Ways to Faithfully Respond With gratitude to Ryan Cumming (ELCA) from whom I borrowed liberally; but any mistakes are mine. ~ Andrew Kang Bartlett This is completely new territory for many of us. As we respond to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the routine daily movements of individuals, faith communities, businesses, and more… Read more »

Spring Has Sprung: Update for Hunger Action Congregations

Dear Friends in Christ, I hope and trust that you are safe and healthy ~ and energized to bring more love, justice and peace to our beautiful, hurting world. Thank you for being in partnership with us and the church universal to inch ever closer to God’s vision of shalom – even when things may… Read more »

UPDATE for Hunger Action Congregations: Nov. 2019

Hello , I hope that this update finds you and your congregation doing well.  This is your Autumn Hunger Action Congregations Update (3 per year, plus occasional periodic news or action alerts), and as usual it is as full as a plump pumpkin pie. Four Hunger Action Congregations Co-sponsor Food Week of Action Buffalo Presbyterian… Read more »

Backpack Buddies to Living Wages

food pantry pic Six years ago, Dottie Thaxton brought an idea to the mission committee of Clarksville Presbyterian Church (CPC), and a “Backpack Buddies” program was begun for children in their community.  The church soon realized that the problem of hungry students was larger than they alone could address.  So they joined hands with others and have seen… Read more »

UPDATE for Hunger Action Congregations: May 2019

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy belated Easter. As we approach the summer, may we continue to practice resurrection! Since I last wrote you in mid-January, eleven churches have joined as Hunger Action Congregations. With the great support from Rev. Meg Overstreet in Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery, Missouri has generated many new HACs! And we have our first… Read more »

PHP & Hunger Action Congregations Update

Dear Friends in Christ, On behalf of all of us at the Presbyterian Hunger Program, we send our greetings and best wishes for a wonderful new year. We hope it is full of love and joy, and full of faithful effort to bring us closer to God’s vision of the beloved community here on Earth…. Read more »