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More than 800 million people in the world go hungry every day. The role of the church in alleviating hunger and poverty is crucial. God has placed the responsibility for leadership on our shoulders. As a church that follows the teachings of Wesley and Christ, we have a responsibility to share the blessings that God has bestowed upon us.

The World Hunger/Poverty Program has been an integral part of Global Ministries' mission to enable United Methodist congregations to put love into action, through integrated programs that emphasize agriculture, food security, stewardship of natural resources and the environment, education, microcredit, enterprise development, supplemental food programs, and advocacy to alleviate hunger and poverty.

The mobilization of resources through United Methodist connections brings us closer to our goal of eradicating the root causes of hunger and poverty.



Economic Justice, United Methodist Women

UMW's work includes advocacy for debt relief for impoverished nations, opposition to sweatshops and child labor, promotion of fair trade, support of farm worker rights, and more.
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Fair Trade

The UMCOR Coffee Project links congregations with small farmers and their families through fair trade. Order coffee, tea, chocolate and other products through Equal Exchange, an employee-owned fair trade organization.
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Food Security

Food Resource Bank is a Christian response to world hunger. It helps the most vulnerable-usually women and children-to produce enough to feed their own families.
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Global Hunger and Poverty

In a world with unparalleled wealth and food production more than 800 million people go hungry every day. Join the United Methodist Committee on Relief in its efforts to alleviate world hunger.
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Sustainable Agriculture and Development

Each year, at least 3,300 persons benefit from UMCOR's Sustainable Agriculture and Development program, either directly as newly transformed farmers or as people who have heard of the new methods by word of mouth.
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