Addressing Hunger

The Stop Food Waste Challenge

The Stop Food Waste Challenge

Here’s a heads up for your next month’s planning. Ramsey, Hennepin, and Washington counties are participating in a special Stop Food Waste Challenge during August. It’s easy to sign up and you can find a large number of activities to teach you practical skills which...

Supporting Generation Zero-Hunger

Supporting Generation Zero-Hunger

Generation Zero-Hunger is the youth-driven fundraiser, supporting the programs of ELCA World Hunger, and related to the 2024 Youth Gathering in July. During their time in New Orleans, youth will be able to participate in experiences showing how hunger intersects with...

‘Snap To It’: Farm Bill Advocacy Urgently Needed

‘Snap To It’: Farm Bill Advocacy Urgently Needed

"Snap to it," indeed! Everyone who eats and knows others who eat should be paying attention to what is happening (or not happening) with the Farm Bill before the U.S. Congress now. The Farm Bill, up for debate and vote every five years, was supposed to be approved in...

As Much As You Want OR As Much as You Need?

As Much As You Want OR As Much as You Need?

Most of us grew up in families where family meals were a part of each day. Many of us grew up with siblings in families where it was expected that the food served at our table would feed the whole family. We were reminded to be mindful of others around the table and...

Renewing Hunger Ministry Together

Renewing Hunger Ministry Together

People who care about hunger issues from the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area Synods gathered in March to talk about how we might work together. We acknowledged needing renewed efforts within our congregations, communities and our synods. Some of us came from...

My Excess…Or Someone’s Need?

My Excess…Or Someone’s Need?

Many, if not most, of us are willing to contribute to a request for food for a neighborhood or congregational food shelf. We might be generous with foods we usually buy for ourselves like peanut butter and canned fruits. We might be cleaning our cupboards or closets....

Sharing From the Heart

Sharing From the Heart

Stores quickly replaced Christmas displays with Valentine’s Day items…cards, decorations, and definitely sweets! Are you one of those people who gift someone you love on that special day in February? Flowers or candy are common, of course, but there are other ways to...

Tis the Season for Resolutions

Tis the Season for Resolutions

Ah, the beginning of another New Year. That good news either fills you with optimism or perhaps hesitation as you ponder if you should or should not make any New Year’s resolutions. You know the routine — you make them, keep them for a while; then you break them....

Givers, Giving and Gifts

Givers, Giving and Gifts

Have you noticed an increase in the number of references to gifts lately? Of course, retailers think the holiday season is already here. (Who knew that Black Friday lasted a whole month?) But several articles refer to gifts such as the ability to teach effectively,...