Global Hunger: What You Can Do

Did you know that October is Global Hunger Month? Have you ever wondered how you can help?

Do some research to find families or groups in your community who go hungry. Talk with the manager of a homeless shelter or government-assisted housing complex to discover where best to carry out this experience. Ask for permission to bring a meal to these people one night.

Choose a night when families normally enjoy a family dinner at home. Give each church family the name and address of a needy group. Give details on how to orchestrate the supper time experience in their home to household leaders only.

Ask families to prepare a meal. Instruct the family leaders to call “supper time” to the family on the designated night. When the family members gather, they will notice no supper is on the table. Instead, their prepared meal is boxed up to take to a hungry family or group.

The families will load up the meal and deliver it together. After the meal is delivered, ask the church families to gather at the church to end the night with a time of prayer.

Ask families to commit to pray for hungry families in your community and around the world. One evening without supper is not equal to living a life of hunger, but by giving our food to others and seeing the impact one meal can make in the lives of the hungry, a journey toward understanding begins. And with understanding comes change.

For less than two dollars a person, your church, school, or community group can fight world hunger together by collecting money in the official Global Hunger Bread Bank to:

  • Start a food pantry in your church.
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels to senior adults with volunteers from more than one church.
  • Join Habitat for Humanity and help build houses for low-income families.

For more ideas and information, see the WMU Year Book and the fall Missions Leader magazine.

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