World Hunger Task Force
Rev. Fred J Fields, World Hunger Task Force Chairman
Phone (570) 893-1925
“The World is Our Parish”
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is time for our annual appeal on behalf of the World Hunger Task Force. Your generosity and concern in 2010 enabled us through the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church to give grants to fifty two (52) projects caring for the hungry across this annual conference. Since they cannot thank you themselves, please accept my thanks on their behalf and on behalf of the World Hunger Task Force of the Miss ional Board of the Susquehanna Conference.
Many of you and your churches have responded to the Harvest Home/World Hunger Sunday appeal, your annual support means a great deal to this committee and to those who receive the grants. But the need continues across this annual conference to do all we can to help alleviate hunger in our land.
This year, November 18, 2012 has been designated by the annual conference as Harvest Home/World Hunger Sunday. As the chair of the World Hunger Task Force and on behalf of the committee, we are asking if you would receive an offering on behalf of hunger on that Sunday or at a time convenient for your congregation.
Along with this letter you will find a bulletin insert. Please feel free to use the insert as sent or take it apart and use any portion you wish. The insert has complete information as to how or where your offering is to be sent. Also you will find a grant application for your use.
Each year we are asked if there are offering envelopes for this offering. We as a committee have discussed this possibility but have decided not to provide envelopes because we want every bit of this offering to go for its intended use to feed the hungry. That is exactly what happens; every dollar you give goes to help alleviate hunger needs.
So please be creative in how you collect this offering. Let this committee know how creative your church was in receiving this offering.
If you have any questions about the enclosed application for funding from the 2012 World Hunger Offering, even if you have received funding before you must apply each year to receive a grant. Please view the criteria page.
Please make all checks payable to Susquehanna Conference and in the memo space on your check write “World Hunger”. If you are United Methodist have your treasurer kindly remit your offering on the “Treasurer’s Remittance Report” under C: Special Day Offerings – line 6 (Harvest Home Offering for World Hunger). All other organizations, please forward ALL offerings to:
The United Methodist Church
303 Mulberry Drive PO Box 2053
Mechanicsburg PA 17055-2053
We look forward to a future without hunger. If we all work together it can be done.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Fred J Fields
World Hunger Task Force Chair
World Hunger Letter - PDF