16 = Number of kids living in households without consistent access to adequate food. That’s 1 out of 5 kids.
Backpack Buddies: The Backpack Buddies program provides elementary school children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals a sack of healthy and easy-to-prepare foods. The sack is for the weekend when students are not at school and don’t have access to the free-meal program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only reliable meals they eat during the week.
Are your neighbors hungry? View the household income statistics in your community with these World Hunger maps.
Hungering For Justice : An ELCA Hunger Five Week Series on Luther and our Economy.
ELCA Hunger Program - More than 800 million people — that’s 1 in 8 people in our world today — are hungry. Including the Backpack Buddies resource, below.
Wheat Ridge Ministries - Wheat Ridge Ministries is “Lutherans seeding new ministries of health and hope in the name of the healing Christ.”
Lutheran World Relief - a ministry of U.S. Lutherans, serving communities living in poverty overseas.
Great for children, youth, households and communities of faith to participate in all kinds of care kits.