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World Hunger

Vision

Our vision is of a world in which the abundance of food that God has provided is fairly and justly distributed, all are fed, and there is peace in all the earth.

Mission

Sharing our abundance, we seek to make a difference in a world where far too many are poor and hungry. Our three-fold mission is to support a program of ministries to hungry people throughout the world by funding agencies and projects seeking to provide relief and release, to educate about hunger-related issues, and to encourage individual church members to advocate with governmental representatives on behalf of the hungry.

History

The World Hunger Fund was established by a World Conference resolution (GCR 1148) in 1978. It provides for a program to be established to “facilitate opportunities for those interested and motivated to participate in additional ways beyond the fasting discipline and to add these funds to the support of ministries directed toward problems of world hunger.”

In 1979 the First Presidency established the World Hunger Fund. Its purpose is to provide funds to alleviate hunger, to educate persons about hunger issues, and advocate on behalf of the hungry. A team was appointed to review funding requests.

The church has been collecting and distributing World Hunger contributions since 1980. Our efforts have been blessed. Millions of dollars have been received and distributed to benefit many worthy projects around the world.

As additional resources are gathered, the World Hunger Team will continue in its task of reviewing projects and funding proposals. It is also our prayer that the Spirit of Jesus Christ will continue to inspire generous support.

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