Project Idea for Change the World Weekend, May 14-15

February 03, 2011

Churches – here's an effective and meaningful project idea for Change the World weekend, May 14-15.

The Society of St. Andrew is an official partner with Change the World. Its Hunger Ministry Weekend program offers your church all the guidance and materials it needs to hold a Hunger Ministry Weekend, in which fresh fruit and vegetables are taken to worship on Sunday, and congregation members distribute that nutritious food to the agencies in your community which provide to those who are most in need – all within the context of Christian love and service.
 
This is a well-defined program churches can use to make a difference in their community, while deepening their congregation's understanding of need and service.
 
It could even turn into a new ministry for your congregation!
 
Globally, 22 thousand children die each day from poverty-related causes.
 
Locally, 43.6 million people in the U.S. live in poverty.
 
Connectionally, more than 11 million United Methodists can be a force to change the world!
 
The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 25-30 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste for various marketing reasons. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.
 
For more information about the Society of St. Andrew and its hunger-relief programs - Gleaning Network, Potato & Produce Project, and Harvest of Hope – visit www.endhunger.org.