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Hunger Network

The ELCA World Hunger Program improves the lives of people in need in the United States and around the world by:

  • providing immediate relief for people affected by chronic hunger and poverty
  • assisting whole communities through long-term, sustainable development to help alleviate chronic hunger and poverty
  • advocating for justice by changing laws and systems
  • educating members of the ELCA in awareness of issues relating to hunger, poverty and justice

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 and where to donate to the World Hunger Appeal

For accounting purposes, the most preferable method is through your local congregation (#1 below).

#1 Individuals & Local Congregations
If you have an envelope “check off” or designation, make your check to your church and place in the appropriately marked envelope and place in your Sunday collection. If no special envelope or designation, make the check to ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL and place in your Sunday collection. 

#2 Rocky Mountain Synod
Make your check out to ELCA WORLD HUNGER APPEAL and note your congregation’s name in the remarks or memo line. Send to the Rocky Mountain Synod.

Disaster Response Contributions: 
For donations to Disaster Response, make checks payable to ELCA INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE, or ELCA DOMESTIC DISASTER RESPONSE and note the disaster area you are supporting, or use the above methods/addresses.

2016 / 2017 Domestic Hunger Grants

Eight organizations in the territory of the Rocky Mountain Synod received Domestic Hunger Grants for the 2016-2017 cycle. They have already received checks for a total of $18,000 in 2016 and will receive the same amount in 2017. Thanks to all the congregations and individuals who encouraged these agencies to apply for Domestic Hunger Grants. These are places where your hunger dollars are at work close to home!

  • Posada (Pueblo, CO) received $3,000 to support the needs of families in temporary shelter as they work to retrieve and restore their documents so they can move forward to self-sufficiency.
  • La Puente Home Inc. (Alamosa, CO) received $2,500 to provide relief services to homeless and impoverished families, children, and individuals throughout the San Luis Valley.
  • Camino de Vida Mission Development Congregation (Albuquerque, NM) received $3,000 to expand its “Learning English for Self-Sustainability” program.
  • Family Promise of Greater Denver received $2,500 to help provide shelter, food, transportation and other supportive services as families with children work to break the cycle of homelessness.
  • Los Pobres Inc. (Avondale, CO) received $2,500 to help provide food for immigrants living and working in southern Colorado.
  • Growing Home, Inc. (Westminster, CO) received $2,000 to support the food pantry and family shelter for homeless families in Adams County.
  • Loveland Rotary Foundation/KidsPak (Loveland, CO) received $1,500 to support its supplemental weekend food program serving the Thompson School District.
  • Central Visitation Program (Denver, CO) received $1,000 to help provide supervised parenting time and safe exchanges for parents living at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

Blogs:
Advocacy
World Hunger
Malaria Campaign

ELCA World Hunger Resources:
ELCA Resources

RMS Hunger Network Core Team

Carol McDivitt (chair)
(970) 669-4090
King of Glory, Loveland
mcdivittc@mindspring.com

Kay and John Bengston
(303) 627-2805
Metro East
Augustana, Denver
jkbengston@msn.com

Earl Matson
(970) 586-2369
Shepherd of the Mountains, Estes Park
matsonen@aol.com

Diana Stigleman 
(303) 954-9646 
Holy Love, Aurora
stigleperson@gmail.com

Barbara Ripperger
(719) 248-9615
King of Kings, Pueblo
bripperger@ymail.com

Jean Gall
(303) 913-3083
Metro East Conference
Augustana, Denver 
duanegall@aol.com