Hunger Action Advocates Near You

 


The term Hunger Action Advocate (HAA) was coined by the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. in 1973 when the Women’s Birthday Offering established a network of 14 Hunger Action Advocates to serve the synods and the General Assembly’s Task Force on world Hunger.

Hunger Action Advocates are a vital part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s (PHP) local work as they serve presbyteries as educators, motivators, and facilitators of hunger action. As advocates of others, they resource, alert, and mobilize Presbyterians for specific hunger action.

Hunger Action Advocates assist congregations and other groups to become engaged with the poor in their own communities and in other countries to address immediate needs and long-term solutions. They provide a link with a local, regional and national ecumenical agencies (including PHP) which address issues of direct hunger relief, hunger-related development assistance, public policy advocacy, education and interpretation about hunger and lifestyle issues, including environmental justice.

Hunger Action Advocates are accountable to the governing body which calls them. These governing bodies are expected to provide supervision and to conduct annual evaluation which, in the case of those receiving PHP Programs grants, are shared with the PHP Advisory Committee.

Find the HAA near you: 

Presbytery
Name
Abingdon
Cascades
Central Florida
Chicago
Des Moines
Detroit
Eastern Virginia
Florida
Hudson River
Grand Canyon
Mid Kentucky
Middle Tennessee
Monmouth
Northwest Coast
Redwoods
Sacramento
San Fernando & San Gabriel
San Jose
Shenandoah
Sheppards & Lapsley
South Louisiana
Stockton
West Virginia
Western North Carolina
Western Reserve