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Pray, fast and give during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving –
for the good of our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.

This Lent, you’re invited to join together with fellow members and supporters of ELCA World Hunger to study, reflect and give during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving. Experience how the grace of Christ moves us to engage in transformative works of love around the world as God calls us into the ministry of hope, liberation and restoration for our world.

Give to ELCA World Hunger

Consider committing to a giving goal for the Lenten season in support of ELCA World Hunger, setting a portion aside each day until Palm Sunday, or make your gifts throughout the season as part of your regular practice of the Lenten disciplines.

Lenten Resources

Explore the connections between our faith and our shared ministry to end hunger and poverty. Discover new ways to engage in the longstanding traditions and practices of Lent this year with our new resources:

Lenten Calendar

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Find daily ideas for how to engage in the Lenten disciplines of self-examination, repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving, and works of love with our devotional calendar.

Lenten Study Guide

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Deepen your engagement throughout the season of Lent with our weekly study and learn more about how your gifts to ELCA World Hunger are at work in the world. Click here for a printer-friendly booklet version.

Coin Jar Wrapper

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Invite family members of all ages into the practice of giving with our coin jar wrapper – an easy way to support our church’s hunger and poverty ministry throughout Lent.

Weekly Email Series

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving - United States

Dive deeper into the content provided in our Lenten resources by subscribing to our weekly Lenten email series.

Congregational Resources

Would you like to get your congregation involved in the 40 Days of Giving? Use the resources below to inspire your congregation’s members to walk with ELCA World Hunger this Lent:

  • Use our Congregational Leader How-to Guide to develop and implement your congregation’s plan to participate in the 40 Days of Giving this year.
  • Distribute the 40 Days of Giving brochure to members of your congregation to share more information about how they can join ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving this Lent.
  • Share our Reproducible Stories in your worship bulletins and newsletters to highlight the life-saving work made possible by gifts to ELCA World Hunger during Lent.