Addressing Hunger

Boycott OR Buycott?

Boycott OR Buycott?

Boycotts have been referred to as intentional avoidance of products; buycotts, on the other hand, mean intentional purchases of products. As a person who likes words and their meanings and derivations, I found the idea of a buycott intriguing. I do remember...

A Helpful and Timely Resource on the Farm Bill

A Helpful and Timely Resource on the Farm Bill

The deadline for reauthorizing the Farm Bill comes at the end of September and though the deadline will likely be extended, serious considerations are already taking place and details are being finalized. While this blog has previously provided information and...

Travel, Wealth and Hunger

Travel, Wealth and Hunger

How did you travel this year? How far did you go? To many of us, relating travel, wealth and hunger probably only means that when we travel, we get just a drink and peanuts on a flight. But there are other connections that can and should be made as we think about the...

Hunger: A Local Issue Needing Local Action

Hunger: A Local Issue Needing Local Action

A recent article from ELCA World Hunger reminds us that to make the biggest impact on hunger in the United States, the church needs to act on the local level. We are also reminded our congregations need to pioneer new approaches to ending hunger. One of the ways ELCA...

‘Everything’ Issues

‘Everything’ Issues

I enjoy "everything bagels" when I just can’t make up my mind what kind of bagel I want. Recently, hungry for a bagel, I also got to thinking about hunger and how hunger issues are really “everything" issues. Consider these issues which often compound the struggle of...

A Garden for Generations to Come

A Garden for Generations to Come

The Rice Street Gardens are now seven years old. The founders, the garden team, and most of all, the gardeners are hoping the garden continues for generations to come. This community, multi-city, and church (Galilee Lutheran) effort today serves 260 gardeners, 70% of...

Thou Shalt Not Steal….Who, Me?

Thou Shalt Not Steal….Who, Me?

What does a commandment about stealing have to do with hunger, you ask? I began thinking about the connection when our women’s Bible study group at Incarnation is in the midst of a study on the Ten Commandments. Of course, none of us wanted to think about ourselves as...

Loaves and Fishes in Abundance

Loaves and Fishes in Abundance

I am always surprised where I will find something about hunger and how we are called to help bring it to an end. As a church librarian, I recently worked with our library group to do some needed “weeding” of our collection to make room for new material. One of the...

Our Rural Neighbors

Our Rural Neighbors

As discussions begin in the U.S. Congress on the renewal of the Farm Bill, one has to wonder about that title. Is the farm bill designed primarily to help farmers? If so, how? What exactly does the farm bill fund? Click here to learn more about the farm bill. Rural...