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  • Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    June 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run – which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the …

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  • Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise hunger funds at SBC

    Lindsay McDonald had two good reasons for rising early June 14 for a 6:30 a.m. race of more than three miles – she really enjoys running, and she really believes in the ministry of Global Hunger Relief. McDonald was among 189 registrants for the first Global Hunger Relief Run at the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Packathon feeds physical, spiritual hunger

    December 12 2016 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Packathon feeds physical, spiritual hunger

    In a single October weekend, 520 volunteers at Lake Norman Baptist Church in Huntersville packed 155,520 nutritious meals that will be distributed worldwide by the church and Feed The Hunger, a ministry based in Burlington. Feed the Hunger partnered with Lake Norman to hold four packathon events in the past three years.

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  • Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourished

    October 10 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Global Hunger Sunday: 842 million malnourished

    Churches across America observed Global Hunger Sunday Oct. 9, the coalition of Southern Baptists sponsoring the emphasis has prepared a variety of educational resources. According to data, 842 million people spanning nearly every country on earth do not have enough food to live an active, healthy life.

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  • Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    September 19 2016 by BGR and BR staff | with 0 comments
    Churches called to action for Global Hunger Sunday

    When Southern Baptists observe the annual Global Hunger Sunday the second Sunday in October, they will be called to act out the powerful love of Jesus, who the Bible says was “moved with compassion” for people in desperate need. Baptist Global Response has published a new media kit to help churches promote Global Hunger.

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  • Two of Florida’s smallest churches make big impact

    October 28 2015 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    Two of Florida’s smallest churches make big impact

    Through strategic partnerships and good community relations, two small Florida Baptist churches are able to give away thousands of pounds of food to people in need in their respective communities. Both churches rely on partnerships with community businesses to accomplish their ministry goals.

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  • In Honduras, hunger offering aids Mayan corn farmers

    October 12 2015 by Ann Lovell, Baptist Global Relief | with 0 comments
    In Honduras, hunger offering aids Mayan corn farmers

    Southern Baptists have an opportunity to help address hunger through a special offering to Global Hunger Relief in the month of October. Baptist Global Relief, a Southern Baptist relief and development ministry, uses 100 percent of gifts to Global Hunger Relief to meet hunger needs around the world.

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  • Hunger ministry calls for action

    June 26 2015 by Baptist Press staff/ERLC | with 0 comments
    Hunger ministry calls for action

    Nearly 1 billion people are undernourished, and “chronic hunger is a debilitating problem for many around the world,” Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told messengers to the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Southern Baptist leaders promoting Global Hunger Relief called for churches to address the global hunger ...

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  • Churches feed hungry, share love of Christ

    March 18 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Churches feed hungry, share love of Christ

    Southern Baptist churches are feeding the hungry in the U.S. And a sizable number of Americans remain in need of such help. Nearly 50 million Americans, or nearly one in six, live in “food insecure households,” according to Feeding America, a nationwide network of two hundred food banks.

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  • Church food ministries serve thousands

    November 26 2014 by Bonnie Pritchett, Southern Baptist TEXAN/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church food ministries serve thousands

    While the annual Southern Baptist Convention Global Hunger Relief campaign provides an opportunity for churches across the nation to address the issue of worldwide hunger, churches in Texas and elsewhere daily strive to meet the endless needs of the poor and marginalized in their communities.

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  • Survey: Food ministries aided 1 in 4 families

    November 25 2014 by Bob Smietana, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Survey: Food ministries aided 1 in 4 families

    Nearly one in four Americans (22 percent) say their family has turned to a church-run food pantry in the past for help, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. "There is an abundance of food in the U.S. but plenty of people still go hungry," said vice president of LifeWay Research Scott McConnell.

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  • Despite ISIS, BGR serving in tough places

    October 8 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Despite ISIS, BGR serving in tough places

    Baptist Global Response is onsite in Northern Iraq and Syria to help families displaced by the ISIS terrorists. They often focus on the smaller groups of families unnoticed by relief groups who focus their aid donations on the big refugee camps.

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  • Airstrikes may worsen refugee crisis

    September 30 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Airstrikes may worsen refugee crisis

    During just three days last week, at least 130,000 new Syrian refugees flooded across the border into Turkey because of an ISIS offensive in their hometowns. More than 3 million officially registered refugees have been driven out of the country amid the four years of crisis in Syria.

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  • N. Iraq: ‘They are waiting for us to help’

    September 25 2014 by Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    N. Iraq: ‘They are waiting for us to help’

    Global Hunger Relief funds are providing crucial supplies – water, food and infant formula – that help families that have been displaced by ISIS. Southern Baptists across North America will replenish those funds when they participate in World Hunger Sunday on Oct. 12.

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  • N. Iraq: Grave danger as winter approaches

    September 24 2014 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press/BGR | with 0 comments
    N. Iraq: Grave danger as winter approaches

    Seasons are changing and summer’s heat is passing, but forcibly displaced families in northern Iraq are worried because winter will soon bring bitter cold, and many of them may not survive. Abraham Shepherd and local partners working with BGR delivered relief supplies to more than a dozen families…

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