Want to get involved in responding to the global food crisis but don't know where to start? Nancy Arnison, director, ELCA World Hunger Program, offers these suggestions:
• Start with your passions: If you're passionate about your community, help out at the local food pantry. If you're passionate about public policy, visit the ELCA advocacy Web site and join the e-Advocacy network. Or start with prayer.
• Order the ELCA World Hunger packet, which is filled with resources for all age groups. This year's packet includes interactive curriculum for youth and a leader's guide that can be used for adult forums.
• Give to world hunger through the ELCA Good Gifts catalog. Many people give a gift of livestock through God's Global Barnyard. It can become a tradition and a way for parents to teach their children about the importance of living a grateful life and caring for people less fortunate than they are.
... with 'an enormous sense of hope'.
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