Did you know that 842 million people, or 12 percent of the global population, were unable to meet their dietary energy requirements in 2011–13? In other words, around one in eight people in the world were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger, regularly not getting enough food to live a healthy life.
That number doesn’t look any better in the United States, where more than one out of five children lives in a household with food insecurity, which means they don't always know where they will find their next meal.
Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s [UMCOR] partnership with Equal Exchange, we are able to raise $15,000 to $25,000 a year to support agricultural projects that help families gain access to clean water, as well as help them plant fruit trees and other staple crops.
Limited access to resources and opportunities in underserved communities around the world can create barriers for individuals, families, and communities to living healthy, stable, productive lives.
Helping a family reach a state of food security can strengthen an entire community. That's church.