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Presbyterian Hunger Program

Category: International

The Program, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church, works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. The Program provides grants to projects and programs addressing hunger and its causes in the United States and around the world. The Program awards grants in five areas: direct food relief, development assistance, influencing public policy, lifestyle integrity, and education and interpretation. Direct relief grants support food pantries and soup kitchens, communal feeding programs, and homeless feeding programs. Development assistance grants support food cooperatives, job training, agricultural development, micro-enterprise and micro-credit, community organizing, nutrition education, and water projects. Influencing public policy grants and partnerships support advocacy for child nutrition programs, welfare reform that provides real opportunity, foreign aid directed toward the needs of the poor, sustainable agricultural practices and the survival of family farms. Public policy grants also support trade policies, which protect the most vulnerable, and debt relief for the poorest nations. Lifestyle integrity grants provide resources for simpler lifestyles, an emphasis on a simpler observance of Christmas, spiritual development, and sharing resources. Grants in the interpretation and education category provide funding and staff support for a national network of “Hunger Action Enablers,” the development of Bible study resources, educational resources for congregations, and programs educating the public on the reality of hunger. Education and action resources for youth are also given preference. Additional information is available on the Web site.

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