ELCA World Hunger provides Domestic Hunger Grants in order to accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, clean water, housing, job readiness, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. Together, these ministries are part of a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger — for good.
2019 Northern Illinois Synod Domestic Hunger Grant Recipient:
Christian Care, a nonprofit organization in Rock Island, was awarded $5,000 in 2019, 2020, and 2021 to support their on-site meal programs for families and increase their on-site vegetable garden production. Christian Care provides safe shelter, support, resources and meals for the homeless and those in need in the Quad Cities. They were one of 77 ministries across the church that were awarded grants in 2019.
Find out more about ELCA Domestic Hunger Grants.