Hunger facts and materials
The Presbyterian Hunger Program creates educational resources for congregations and individuals. Many resources are available as free downloads or as hard copies for purchase. Below you will find links to specific resources created by the hunger program as well as recommended resources produced elsewhere. Click here to find out how to connect with PHP!
Presbyterian Hunger Program materials
Find all downloadable PHP resources can be found alphabetically in the Downloadable Resources section. The resources below are some of our most widely used.
Presbyterian Hunger Program Bible Study
Visit the Presbyterian Hunger Program Bible Study companion webpage to download the bible study and access additional materials.
PHP Post Newsletters
Download current and previous issues of the Hunger Program’s quarterly journal. Each issue focuses on one hunger- and poverty-related topic and includes updates about PHP programs as well as reflections, scripture and activities. Email Jessica Maudlin to sign up to receive the Post.
Also called 2-cents-a-meal, the Cents-Ability program has plenty of customizable resources available for congregations and Presbyteries to raise money for local, national and international hunger ministries.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Materials from the Office of Special Offerings for OGHS promotion. Supplementary materials, including five great Minutes for Mission, to help tell the story of the work done by PHP, thanks to your faithful giving.
This Just Eating bible study explores the relationship between our faith and our food. Adult and middle school versions are available in English and Spanish as downloads and in print.
Several resources are available about Joining Hands.
This series of short booklets helps Presbyterians practice their faith in their everyday lives. Each issue explores lifestyle integrity for different seasons of our lives.
Sweat Free T-Shirts
Sweat-Free Ts come direct from the Nueva Vida Women’s Sewing Cooperative (COMAMNUVI) and Fair Trade Zone in Nicaragua.
Help protecting forests, local jobs, and sustainable livelihoods in the harvesting communities — order your Eco Palms today.
PC(USA) Environmental Ministries exists to equip and connect you, your church, and your presbytery for your earth care ministry. We hope these resources help do just that.
Agroecology: Learn more about answering the question "How can we produce food while living in harmony with God’s creation?"
Nexus Guide: How Food, Water and Energy are Connected: Discover the hidden connections between food, water and energy in your everyday life, in the economy, and in society as a whole.
Garden Safe, Garden Well Guide: Jumpstart your community garden with & customize with your own local resources in minutes.
Food Sovereignty for All Handbook: Create a community garden or other faith-based initiative using this resource the for guidance.
A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices across the US: Produced by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program and partner organizations highlights concerns about monopolization of seeds.
Food Movements Unite! Companion Bible Study accompanies Food Movements Unite! a new book, from Food First, that is full of strategies to transform our food systems. Discussion questions arranged by the themes of head, heart, hands, biblical and transformational provide the basis for adult book study groups to do four- or six-week studies. Order Food Movements Unite! Or visit the FoodFirst website to download a chapter of Food Movements Unite written by Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a long time partner of PHP.
Facts about hunger
About 925 million people suffer from hunger worldwide. That’s one out of every seven people. To learn more about hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world, check out our Presbyterian Hunger Program webinar presentations or visit some of these websites:
- Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
- Bread for the World
- Community Food Security Coalition
- U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance
- La Via Campesina
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