Hunger

Mission and Ministry
Neighborhood residents wait to receive food during a distribution at First United Methodist Church in Flushing, N.Y. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors

Many ethnic minority churches have initiated food ministries to help local communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mission and Ministry
Olivia (left) and Judah Brown hold sweet potatoes at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, N.C. Owned by their parents Jason and Tay Brown, the farm supplies produce to Society of St. Andrew, which is helping get food to needy citizens. Photo courtesy of the Browns.

Feeding people is complicated but joyful

A former NFL player and an oceanographer are among those working to get fresh produce to where it’s needed.
Mission and Ministry
A group of beneficiaries in the Goromonzi Circuit in Harare, Zimbabwe, celebrates after receiving food hampers provided through a United Methodist Committee on Relief Sheltering in Love grant. More than 7 million people in Zimbabwe are facing food insecurity in 2020, according to the World Food Program. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity

United Methodist groups and partners continue to provide food relief to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Concerns
Beneficiaries in Mutum-Daya in the Wurkun Central District in Nigeria receive rice, beans, Maggi seasoning and salt as part of The United Methodist Church’s COVID-19 outreach. The Nigeria Episcopal Area received a Sheltering in Love grant from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund. Photo by Richard Fidelis, UM News.

Sheltering in Love grant alleviates hunger

More than 350 people in the four conferences of the Nigeria Episcopal Area benefitted from COVID-19 food assistance.

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