Ways to Give

Your gifts are needed to help our church respond to hunger and poverty in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States. In 2013, our global partners have identified a minimum of $19 million worth of projects and programs that urgently need your support. ELCA World Hunger works hard to ensure fundraising and administration costs are less than 10 percent annually. 

Make an online donation

Online giving is simple and secure.

Join Monthly Partners

Become a Monthly Partner and give automatic, monthly gifts in support of ELCA World Hunger.

Mail your donation

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009


Give by phone

Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Central Time.

Give through your congregation

Make checks payable to your congregation, indicating ELCA World Hunger in the memo line, and place your gift in the offering plate. Order offering envelopes, fundraising materials and other resources for your congregation and have them mailed to you for free!

Leave a legacy

The ELCA Foundation has a nationwide network of professional gift planning staff that can help you explore a variety of possibilities for making a significant gift to ELCA World Hunger and fulfilling your legacy goals at the same time. Find the regional gift planner nearest you or call the ELCA Foundation at 800-638-3522 for more information.