46% of ELCA congregations collect items for a food bank.
40% provide financial support to local organizations to help the homeless.
22% participate in a preschool program.
22% of people served by congregations' social ministries are age 65 or older.
11% make beds and shelter available for homeless people.
4% of congregations participate in developing low-rent or subsidized housing for senior citizens.
3% provide a community health clinic, health-care volunteers or other general medical services.
SOURCE: ELCA DIVISION FOR CHURCH IN SOCIETY
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