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Global Hunger Sunday
August 28, 2022
The last few years have witnessed world-changing events that have disrupted supply chains and limited access to food for many people. Southern Baptists will, on Aug. 28, recognize Global Hunger Sunday to raise support for those in need.
For 44 years, Southern Baptists have been raising funds to combat hunger around the globe. Originally started in 1978 as the World Hunger Fund, Global Hunger Relief is dedicated to the fight to minimize world hunger and to sharing the gospel of Christ.
Global Hunger Sunday is a great opportunity for churches to promote an offering to support Global Hunger Relief. Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of Southern Baptists, helps to promote and distribute the offering each year.
Send Relief focuses on five key areas: strengthen communities, care for refugees, protect children and families, fight human trafficking and respond to crisis. The ministry sets up specific funds for these focus areas, creates funds for specific projects and receives general donations to support compassion ministry efforts around the world.
Generosity toward Global Hunger Relief helps respond to crisis by meeting hunger-related needs in various ways. When famine or natural disaster strikes, gifts to Global Hunger Relief provide resources for missionaries and other ministry partners to give food during those times of crisis.
Efforts also include projects with a longer focus to offer sustainable solutions to chronic hunger. Missionaries and ministry partners will provide job skills training, livestock and seed distribution, clean water, home reconstruction as well as medical care.
In 2021, Southern Baptists gave $3.5 million through Global Hunger Relief, and 100 percent of those gifts go toward meeting hunger needs with 20 percent going to needs in North America and 80 going toward international hunger needs.
Read more about Global Hunger Sunday and how you can give by visiting the Baptist Press’s website.