ELCA World Hunger’s Global Farm Challenge is a yearlong, youth-driven fundraising challenge to support the agriculture-related programs of ELCA World Hunger, our church’s ministry to end hunger and poverty. Many youth and youth groups raised funds in advance of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in June, and many brought their offerings to the Gathering. At the Interactive Learning space in the NRG Center, youth and young adults participated in an unforgettable experience designed to immerse them in what it’s like to be a smallholder farmer around the world.
Thanks to your incredible generosity, we’ve met our matching goal of $515,000! Together, we’ve raised more than $1 million for the agricultural work of ELCA World Hunger through the Global Farm Challenge. But the need continues. Visit the Resources page to find tools to get your congregation involved. Please continue to participate and donate as we work together to create healthier families, stronger economies and a future filled with hope.
Your donation will be used where it is needed most within the wider category of each gift you’ve selected. (For example, a gift of a fruit-tree seedling may support other sustainable development initiatives.) This allows our church to stay adaptive, flexible and effective in the work that we do. Because we seek to honor your generosity and keep administrative costs low, we do not track individual financial gifts to specific families or locations in the U.S. or abroad.