World Hunger Appeal

Building a bridge to a world without hunger.

More than 820 million people - that's about 11 percent of people in our world - are hungry.


As Christ's Church, we are called to respond. 

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection works locally, regionally and globally through ELCA World Hunger and our other ministry partners to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to World Hunger make it possible for our local church and the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty. Learn more about ELCA World Hunger.

Hunger Facts

  • 821 million people around the world - that's more than 1 in 10 - can't access the food they need to live active, healthy lives. [1]

  • According to the most recent estimates, 736 million people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 per day. That's 10% of the world's population [2]

  • At some point in 2017 (the most recent year available), more than 40 million people in the United States were unsure about where their next meal might come from. [3]

  • 39.7 million Americans were living in poverty in 2017. For a family of four, this means their annual household income was below $25,094. [4]

Our Hunger Partners

[1] Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2018

[2] The World Bank, 2018

[3] USDA, 2018

[4] US Census Bureau, 2018

How can you help?

Join in learning opportunities, pray, and take action as part of our November World hunger Appeal. Download a copy of the activity calendar, check off or color activities as you do them and bring the page to church on November 30th or December 1st to share as an offering. 

Prayers, Devotionals & Songs

We invite you to join with us as we join Lutherans and our brothers in sisters around the world in prayer and a time of remembrance for those who are hungry. Below you will find links to download weekly devotionals written by members of our congregation as well as a sample prayer for your possible use. If God speaks to you through music we invite you to explore a few of these hymn suggestions from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW).

Weekly Devotionals

Week 1 - Julie Pahutski

Week 2 - Loraine Everett

Sample Prayers

1. Look with mercy, gracious God, upon people everywhere who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Rouse me from my complacency and help me to eliminate cruelty wherever it is found. Strengthen me and all those who seek equality for all. Granth that everyone may enjoy a fair portion of the abundance of the earth; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

2. Good and gracious God, in the busyness of my days, help me to not turn away from my neighbors in need. Grant me the courage to stand with them, let my voice join with theirs, and let my actions reflect the example I have in your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Hymn Suggestions

ELW 710, Let Streams of Living Justice

ELW 712, Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service

ELW 720, We Are Called

Need a copy of Evangelical Lutheran Worship? Check out the online version here!

TED Talk: Ending Hunger Now, Josette Sheeran

Take the Quiz!


Test Your Knowledge of Global Hunger - Hunger is a complex and many-faceted tragedy. Because of the scope of hunger, many of us feel there is nothing that one person can do. We think the tragedy is too massive for one person's actions to be effective. That isn't true.

Everyone can do something about hunger. And doing something begins with becoming informed. Take our hunger quiz to see how well you are informed about hunger and poverty in a world of abundance.

Start the Quiz!


Take Action

Download our activity calendar. In it, you will find a different way to can take action each day to help eliminate hunger in our local community and around the world.

Download the Calendar!



Click the link below to give online. Your monetary donation to the Hunger Appeal will go directly to efforts to eliminate hunger in our local community and around the world.

Give Online


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