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Hunger Network

The ELCA World Hunger Program -- Comprehensively Working to Improve the Lives of Neighbors Near and Far!


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           Advocacy                Organizing

               Sustainable Development  

For an explanation of how the World Hunger Appeal works, resources for education, and how you can help, visit the hunger pages on the ELCA website.


How to donate to ELCA World Hunger

CONGREGATIONAL GIFTS:  If you have a church envelope “check off” or a World Hunger Appeal envelope, write a check to your congregation and place in the designated envelope. Cash contributions can also be placed in these envelopes.  If no special envelope or on-line giving designation is available, write the check to your congregation and put ELCA World Hunger in the memo line. 

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS:  If you would like to make an on-line donation to ELCA World Hunger, go to

Congregational Contributions
Congregational treasurers can send checks directly to the Rocky Mountain Synod and indicate that the contribution is for ELCA World Hunger OR include the world hunger amount in the monthly benevolence remittal by clearly marking the contributions to ELCA World Hunger on the synod form. Congregational checks written to ELCA WORLD HUNGER can also be sent directly to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  P.O. Box 1809 Merrifield, VA  22116-8009.

Disaster Response Contributions 
For donations to disaster efforts, make checks payable to LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE  and mail them to Evangelical Lutheran Church in America   P.O. Box 1809  Merrifield, VA  22116-8009.  If you want donations to fund a particular disaster response, please indicate that in the memo line of the check.  These donations can also be included in monthly benevolence remittals to the Rocky Mountain Synod or by sending a check directly to the Rocky Mountain Synod and indicating the contribution is for Lutheran Disaster Response. 


World Hunger Ambassador Program

On November 12, 2017, the first class of synod World Hunger Ambassadors were trained!  They are ready to consult with your congregations and help raise awareness and creatively increase fundraising.  Just contact them for help!

Barbara Ripperger is the coordinator for this program.  Click on her name and send her an email if you are interested in participating in a shortened training in the synod office or via WebEx or Zoom.  Several conferences still need ambassadors.

Here are the ambassadors ready to go to work.  Feel free to contact them directly!

NORTHERN COLORADO CONFERENCE;  Sophia Behrens and Joyce Dunbar



BORDER CONFERENCE: Matt Barnhouse and Megan Barnhouse