ELCA World Hunger meets basic needs by providing immediate relief to those who are hungry. But they also recognize that ending hunger is about more than food. ELCA World Hunger supports sustainable solutions—from health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy—that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty. By connecting people with the resources they need to produce food and gain access to clean water, education, health care, and sources of income, long-term sustainable change can be accomplished.
Through a comprehensive approach, ELCA World Hunger addresses hunger from all angles — both domestically and globally. Working through ELCA congregations, global companion churches, The Lutheran World Federation and other partners, ELCA World Hunger reaches more places more effectively than could be accomplished alone.
The people of St. Mark’s passionately believe that each person has a universal human right to food, and we support ELCA World Hunger on an ongoing basis to help change the systems that perpetuate food poverty.