Believers around the country and throughout the world will have an opportunity to bless those in need by participating in Global Hunger Sunday.
Global Hunger Sunday — this year Oct. 10 — is part of the emphasis organized by Global Hunger Relief, reaching out to churches and individual Christians to help those who are hungry for physical food but also need spiritual nourishment.
Global Hunger Relief, established in 1978 as the World Hunger Fund, is an SBC initiative dedicated to combating hunger and sharing the Bread of Life.
100% to needs
Funds from Global Hunger Relief are used in gospel-centered projects in the United States and worldwide that share God’s love in both word and deed, according to their website. Events supported by GHR include famine or natural disasters, but also long-term solutions to end chronic hunger. Job skills training, livestock and seed distribution, clean water and medical care also are priorities.
GHR has met needs recently for specific issues including “food deserts” in the slums of São Paulo, Brazil; housing when heavy rains washed out access roads to towns in Mozambique; showing the love of Jesus to New Mexico’s Navajo Nation; and helping with disaster relief in Puerto Rico after recent hurricanes and earthquakes.
More than $3 million was collected by Southern Baptists to benefit Global Hunger Relief last year, and 100% of donations go to hunger needs: 80% internationally and 20% in North America.
For more information on Global Hunger Relief or Global Hunger Sunday, visit globalhungerrelief.org. More information also is available on any of the seven sponsoring organizations’ websites.