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Global Hunger Sunday coming up Oct. 9

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Volunteers unload packets provided through Baptist Global Response. Global Hunger Sunday, promoted by BGR, helps raise awareness and provide food in impoverished areas around the world. BGR/Facebook Volunteers unload packets provided through Baptist Global Response. Global Hunger Sunday, promoted by BGR, helps raise awareness and provide food in impoverished areas around the world. BGR/Facebook

Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist-based humanitarian aid organization, urges churches to participate in the upcoming Global Hunger Sunday on Oct. 9.

"The church in the United States is critical to our ability to respond to massive hunger needs globally," said Jeff Palmer, BGR executive director. "Through the prayers of the saints for those suffering, the gifts from our membership that fund our ministries, and the partnership of Christians who join us in hunger projects, BGR brings a wider influence of Southern Baptist and kingdom resources to those in great need."

An information kit through BGR includes videos, posters, and bulletin inserts for churches wanting to take part. Global Hunger Sunday is the promotional day for Global Hunger Relief.

Global Hunger Relief, formerly known as the World Hunger Fund, remains the focus of BGR. However, since its founding in 2006 the organization has worked with other humanitarian organizations to respond to crisis and natural disasters placing others in harm's way. Last year BGR provided food to 173,000 people.

Other resources for promoting Global Hunger Relief this Sunday but also in the weeks to come include:

  • The Global Hunger Relief website. Peruse stories and photos promoting hunger awareness. Other resources include offering envelopes, coloring books, and links to like-minded organizations fighting world hunger.
  • World Hunger 101 can help teach church members about world hunger and how to respond. It's available at the online store for Woman's Missionary Union.
  • The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission's website provides articles on world hunger and poverty. Discussions steer churches into how to combat both.
  • In addition to educating church members on how to combat hunger internationally, the North American Mission Board gives articles on fighting the problem domestically.

Baptist Global Response, Global Hunger Relief, Global Hunger Sunday, World Hunger Day

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