Food is one of the most basic human needs. Without dependable access to food for a safe and nutritious diet, no one can lead a happy and productive life. Yet there are many people in our communities who do not have enough to eat, or who worry about where their next meal is coming from. It is not God’s will that people suffer hunger. God “has filled the hungry with good things” (Luke 1:53) and Jesus had compassion on the hungry crowd (Matthew 15:32). We are to pray for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11). Caring for the poor and feeding the hungry is a basic responsibility of God’s people (see, for example, Proverbs 22:9).
Do you minister to seniors as a pastor, volunteer, or member of a senior group at your church or in your community?
Thousands of seniors are making tough choices in these difficult economic times. Choices like, “Do I buy my medication or groceries?” FoodShare and the QUEST Card could give them at least $192 each year for groceries. Learn more about how you and your church can help!
Hunger in America 2014 Survey
You can help give hungry people a voice! Feeding America member food banks across Wisconsin are teaming up with more than 190 food banks to collect data for nationwide Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive study conducted every four years to give voice to the tens of thousands of people who are experiencing hunger in Wisconsin and throughout our country. Volunteers are needed to help clients at food pantries, mobile pantries, soup kitchens and shelters throughout Wisconsin complete a survey about their circumstances and food needs. Find out how you can help!
Study-Action Guide for Congregations
Hunger on Our Doorstop is a resource from the Wisconsin Council of Churches to help congregations learn about – and respond to – hunger in their communities. Learn more.
Ending Hunger in Wisconsin
The end to hunger stands on four legs:
- Family Economic Security
- Access to Affordable and Healthy Food
- Federal Nutrition Programs, and
- Emergency Food Assistance.
Learn what you can do to strengthen each of these legs in “Ending Hunger in Wisconsin – An Action Plan.” The Wisconsin Council of Churches is a member of the Wisconsin Food Security Consortium which prepared the plan.
Be an Anti-Hunger Advocate!
Join the WCC Hunger Advocacy Network to receive occasional e-mail alerts about opportunities to influence pending legislation that impacts hungry people. Sign up for WCC E-Advocacy Alerts! You can also find information on state and federal elected officials, and contact them to express your views as a citizen and person of faith through our Legislative Alert Center.
Go to our Hunger Resources to find information on:
- Anti-Hunger Organizations
- Educational Resources
- Hunger and Poverty Information
- State and Federal Assistance Programs
- Community-based Food Assistance
- Public Policy, and
- Activities and Events