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Bishop Mary Ann Swenson introduces representatives from Pan-Methodist Churches during a May 17 worship service at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Ecumenical Day marks new relationships

United Methodists form new bonds with Moravians, Uniting Church in Sweden; awards honor ecumenical service. Read More

UMTV: Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

Receive this 2015 Alternative Christmas card from Society of St. Andrew as thanks for a gift to feed  hungry families in America. Courtesy of Society of St. Andrew.

Alternative Christmas Card from Society of St. Andrew

Your $12 donation provides about 600 servings of fresh, nutritious food to America’s hungry families. This card announces your gift in the name of your chosen honoree(s). Read More

The feeding program at S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church serves almost 300 people on each distribution day. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Church delivers food, water in wake of Ebola

The United Methodist Church in Liberia is providing hot meals, food and building water wells. Read More

Farmers in Tilorma village in Sierra Leone show three bags of rice seed they managed to save through the many months of Ebola quarantines.

The Church in Sierra Leone: Ebola and Food Security

A year after the Ebola outbreak, survivors are without enough seeds to plant crops and avoid famine in the future. View

Can train is among entries created by businesses in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, for community-wide competition benefitting the conference's food pantry mission. Photo courtesy of Western Pennsylvania Conference.

‘Can creations’ benefit food pantry in Western Pennsylvania

Businesses in Connellsville crafted unique sculptures using cans for a friendly community-wide competition. Proceeds support area food pantries. Read More

Dakota Wesleyan University senior Brent Matter volunteers for the Weekend Snack Pack Program. Photo courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan University.

Dakota Wesleyan students, faculty take a bite out of hunger

Dakota Wesleyan University, which has emerged as a global leader in solving hunger issues, was recently recognized at the United Nations. Read More

Society of St. Andrew Volunteer Marvin Mallari has just gleaned turnips.

UMTV: Teens Gather Food

Some volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew spend their spring break working for others. Alternative spring breaks can ensure that food left over after harvest goes to hungry families. View

During the food distribution at The United Methodist Church’s central office in Liberia, Victoria Tomah, the denomination’s director of Health and Social Welfare, lectured the beneficiaries on several Ebola preventive measures. Photo by Joseph Zeogar

Church publishing team produces Ebola booklets

Ebola booklets designed to be help prepare for any future Ebola outbreak. Read More

United Methodist churches work together to fight hunger

Local United Methodist churches will Rethink Church and fight hunger this fall with a new effort aimed at feeding individuals and equipping communities near and far. Read More

Circles of Protection

The mission of Circles is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive by creating circles of people and organizations in the community to end poverty. Visit Site

Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew salvages fresh, nutritious produce from American farms — produce that otherwise would be left to rot — and delivers it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. Visit Site

“Today, with my production, I am a happy woman,” says Beatrice Monga. Photo courtesy of Foods Resource Bank.

Agriculture training in DRC helps families thrive

“I am a happy woman.’ On church land, 90 farmers learn techniques that use minimal chemicals and cut out expensive middlemen. Read More

United Methodist youth bag sweet potatoes during a service project at Youth 2007 in Greensboro, N.C. From left are: Alexis Ward, Allison Kraft, Zach Wood and Connor Lewis of Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. The hunger ministry, Society of St. Andrew, received 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that were packaged by volunteers and donated to area food banks. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number 07XXXX. Accompanies UMNS story #005. 1/17/11.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Think you know about hunger?

September is Hunger Action Month in the U.S. RETHINKCHURCH.org has facts and ideas to end hunger. More

Ecologically grown vegetables. Photo by Elina Mark, Wikimedia Commons.

Strengthening a community starts with food security

You can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from chronic hunger by supporting agricultural projects that help families grow food. Read More

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