Hunger and Poverty

One in five people in our world today live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 per day. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. Working through Lutheran connections in the United States and around the world, we start by listening to the needs of our neighbors and getting their ideas to help break the cycle of hunger and poverty. Then we partner with them to make their dreams a reality. From health care to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, food pantries to soup kitchens, the ELCA is committed to creatively and courageously addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty and building a world of justice in which all are fed. You can help:

Goal for ELCA World Hunger – $115 million

Support our comprehensive approach in nearly 60 countries and expand support to communities in at least 10 countries, including the United States, as they work to solve challenges that perpetuate hunger and poverty.

Goal for the ELCA Malaria Campaign – $15 million (goal met!)

Continue the work already under way to help overcome malaria in 13 countries in Africa.


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