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Your gift can go twice as far



“Longing for food, many are hungry. Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed.”


— “Christ, Be Our Light” (ELW 715)


Dear friend,


Right now, even as we celebrate the Christmas season, people around the world are dealing with the daily realities of hunger and poverty.


We envision a world where no parent must skip a meal to make sure their children are fed, where people can access clean water and sanitation without having to walk miles from their homes, and where lifesaving medical care is easily accessible. You can be part of building this world. And if you act now, your gifts can go twice as far.



Between now and Dec. 31, every gift made to ELCA World Hunger will be matched, dollar for dollar, until we reach $72,000! Will you give today?


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If you’ve already given a gift to ELCA World Hunger this season, thank you. If you are feeling blessed by the celebration of this season, we would be honored if you share that blessing by making a gift today. In more than 60 countries, including the United States, ELCA World Hunger is working to end hunger and poverty. Your gift to ELCA World Hunger will be used to meet basic needs such as food and water and to help solve the root causes of hunger and poverty. From water wells to animal husbandry, advocacy to education, your gift can help create a more just world where all are fed.


This is part of Jesus Christ’s call to our church. But to answer, we need you.



The Rev. Daniel Rift

Director, ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response Funding


P.S. If you give by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Central time on Dec. 31, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, until we reach $72,000. Gifts received by this date are tax deductible for 2023 as allowed by law.



Call 800-638-3522

Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central time.


Make checks payable to "ELCA World Hunger"
and mail to:
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009


Please write "matching challenge" on the memo line. Checks must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31 to be matched and tax deductible for 2023.



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