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Every year on Super Bowl Sunday St. James' members share in God’s love for our neighbors in need and give generously to ELCA World Hunger. But what does that mean? How are these donations put to use?

ELCA World Hunger prioritizes ministry work that is transformative, holistic and integrated. Many holistic ministries start with food—and then address the broader challenges that lie at the root of hunger and poverty by creating opportunities for people facing hunger to advocate for meaningful policy change and collective, community action. Learn More.

Hunger Facts:

  • 821 million people around the world - that's more than 1 in 10 - can't access the food they need to live active, healthy lives.

  • According to the most recent estimates, 736 million people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 per day. That's 10% of the world's population.

  • 39.7 million Americans were living in poverty in 2017(the most recent year available). For a family of four, this means their annual household income was below $25,094.

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