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).
Study-Action Guide for Congregations
Hunger at Our Doorstep is a resource from the Wisconsin Council of Churches to help congregations learn about – and respond to – hunger in their communities. Learn more.
Take Action to End Hunger
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!
Information about assistance for people of all ages facing hunger can be found on our Hunger Resources Page.
Vote to End Hunger
Vote to End Hunger is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations all committed to asking candidates for public office in the 2016 election: “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the US and worldwide?” Learn how you can become involved.
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.
Learn More about Hunger
Ending Hunger in Wisconsin 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.”
Go to our Hunger Resources to find information on:
- Help for People Facing Hunger
- Anti-Hunger Organizations
- Educational Resources
- Hunger and Poverty Information
- State and Federal Assistance Programs
- Public Policy, and
- Activities and Events