NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Here are three key questions often asked about the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund.
Why should I support the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund rather than charities that advertise on TV?
— Only the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund uses 100% of all contributions to feed hungry people. (Personnel are already in place; thus, administrative and promotional costs are borne out of other budgets.)
— When Southern Baptists give food, they are there for the long haul, desiring to plant churches and make disciples for Jesus Christ. Our desire is to build relationships with people and eventually lead them to a relationship with Christ.
— The Good News of salvation through Christ is always foundational. Whenever possible, the plan of salvation is shared and an opportunity to respond is given.
— In emergency situations, food aid must be given. But when possible, hunger ministries are designed to create independence from rather than dependence on food aid.
How can I give to the World Hunger Fund?
— Give through your local Southern Baptist church. Designate your offering for the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund. To locate a Southern Baptist church near you, visit sbc.net/churchsearch.
— Give through your state Baptist convention. States vary in how Hunger Fund gifts are distributed. For more information, contact your state Baptist convention.
— To learn more about the issue of hunger in the United States and around the world and about how the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund is used to meet needs, visit the North American Mission Board (namb.net) and International Mission Board Web sites (imb.org).
Where does my money go?
— Twenty cents of every dollar is sent to the North American Mission Board. These funds are used to support hunger projects in the United States.
— Eighty cents of every dollar is sent to the International Mission Board. These funds are used for direct hunger ministry as well as water well drilling, agricultural education, water purification, etc.
Reprinted from worldhungerfund.com.