The final report for the Hunger Awareness Campaign in September is due to the district office by October 12.
The report form has been sent to all pastors via email and also distributed at the September Clergy Meeting. Another copy is available here for convenience in reporting: Hunger Awareness Month Final Report
Hunger is a national and a global crisis situation. Please join us this month is striking a blow to hunger in our community and in the Greenwood District. Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger and 75% are children.
Many people in our area are food-insecure, meaning they lack access at time to enough food for an active, healthy life and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Good insecurity may reflect a family’s need to make a choice between food and other basic needs such as housing or medical bills.
Churches in the Greenwood District are encouraging their members to use the September Hunger Awareness Calendar as a guide for collecting money during the month. On Sunday, October 4, all donations are to be brought to church for a time of dedication during the morning worship service.
For more information on how you can participate in the Hunger Awareness Month observance, please contact the Greenwood District Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are the links to the resources for September:
The SC Conference of the United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging program at this year’s Annual Conference, June 9 at the Florence Civic Center.
The year’s goal is to raise $72,000 which equates to 285,000 meals (food, supplies, and mailing of packaged meals). Any money contributed beyond the $72,000 will be given to local hunger ministries through the SC Conference Board of Global Ministries.
Please help stop worldwide hunger:
Donate through your church
Make individual contributions
Donate through your civic organization
Volunteer to help with the meal packaging
Donate online at http://www.umcsc.org or make checks payable to and mail to: SC Conference Treasurer, PO Box 3787, Columbia, SC 29230. (Mark SC Hunger Project in the item line.)
Additional information, including how to volunteer to help package the meals, is available on the information flyer. Click on the picture to open the information flyer.