NASHVILLE (BP) – With World Hunger Sunday approaching (Oct. 12), churches and other groups that want to engage the global hunger crisis have a variety of resources available.
Global Hunger Relief, the new cooperative initiative of Southern Baptist hunger ministries, offers a range of resources at www.globalhungerrelief.com. Visitors will find a range of free promotional resources – from bulletin inserts and coloring pages for children to videos and the long-popular soup can labels. Art files useful in creating customized promotional items also are available.
The GHR website also promotes a Hunger Happens Everywhere campaign (www.helpghr.org/now) that aids churches in engaging hunger needs both globally and locally through the North American Mission Board’s LoveLoud backpack program (www.namb.net/backpacks) and a focus on Syria (www.gobgr.org/syria), promoted in partnership with the International Mission Board and Baptist Global Response.
Several national GHR partners also offer resources on their websites:
The WMU store also offers the popular bread banks and a World Hunger badge children can earn in missions education groups.
Global Hunger Relief follows the unique “dollar in, dollar out” path blazed by its predecessor, the World Hunger Fund. Southern Baptists are able to direct 100 percent of each donation to hunger causes because church gifts through the Cooperative Program provide administrative and implementing infrastructure for hunger relief projects.
Donations are channeled through GHR, which uses 100 percent of gifts to meet hunger needs. For more information visit www.globalhungerrelief.com.
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