Are you ready to fight hunger Oct. 9?

Baptist Press
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 5:52 PM
Are you ready to fight hunger Oct. 9?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- With World Hunger Sunday approaching Oct. 9, churches and other groups who want to engage the issue of world hunger have a variety of resources available to them.

One new item for 2011 is World Hunger 101, a two-hour churchwide event that explores the issue of world hunger. The downloadable event pack from Woman's Missionary Union includes suggestions about ways to introduce the topic and how to consolidate a full understanding of issues related to hunger. Each age-level session plan includes promotion ideas and hunger project ideas.

World Hunger 101 is available for download at

A wide variety of resources also can be found at, the homepage for the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund.

Among the free downloadable resources:

-- Bulletin inserts, the World Hunger Fund logo, mini-poster ads, videos and a PowerPoint presentation.

-- Soup can labels to create receptacles for WHF donations.

-- A mini coloring book depicting real people whose lives are being touched through Southern Baptist hunger ministries.

-- A drama script that can be used to educate church groups on the Christian mandate to minister to the poor.

Among the low-cost items available for order on the site:

-- "Impact World Hunger," a four-page publication, sized for easy placement in most church bulletins, that also can be used as a stand-alone informational handout.

-- World Hunger Bread Bank to help churches, schools, or community groups fight world hunger by collecting money to donate to the World Hunger Fund.

-- World Hunger Fund offering envelopes.

-- A "B.E.A.T. Hunger" retreat kit.

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission also provides resources at

-- Articles on topics such as biblical directives for combating hunger and poverty and how to begin a hunger ministry.

-- Two sermons, "The Ministry of the Open Hand" and "Do Justice to the Afflicted and Needy."

Adapted from information on and

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