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Are you ready to fight hunger Oct. 9?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — With World Hunger Sunday approaching Oct. 9, churches and other groups who want to engage the issue of world hunger have a variety of resources available to them.

One new item for 2011 is World Hunger 101, a two-hour churchwide event that explores the issue of world hunger. The downloadable event pack from Woman’s Missionary Union includes suggestions about ways to introduce the topic and how to consolidate a full understanding of issues related to hunger. Each age-level session plan includes promotion ideas and hunger project ideas.

World Hunger 101 is available for download at www.wmustore.com

A wide variety of resources also can be found at www.worldhungerfund.com, the homepage for the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund.

Among the free downloadable resources:

— Bulletin inserts, the World Hunger Fund logo, mini-poster ads, videos and a PowerPoint presentation.

— Soup can labels to create receptacles for WHF donations.

— A mini coloring book depicting real people whose lives are being touched through Southern Baptist hunger ministries.

— A drama script that can be used to educate church groups on the Christian mandate to minister to the poor.

Among the low-cost items available for order on the site:

— “Impact World Hunger,” a four-page publication, sized for easy placement in most church bulletins, that also can be used as a stand-alone informational handout.

— World Hunger Bread Bank to help churches, schools, or community groups fight world hunger by collecting money to donate to the World Hunger Fund.

— World Hunger Fund offering envelopes.

— A “B.E.A.T. Hunger” retreat kit.

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission also provides resources at erlc.com/hunger:

— Articles on topics such as biblical directives for combating hunger and poverty and how to begin a hunger ministry.

— Two sermons, “The Ministry of the Open Hand” and “Do Justice to the Afflicted and Needy.”
Adapted from information on www.worldhungerfund.com and www.erlc.com

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