1. To raise the awareness of the community concerning the reality of hunger on a local level, outside of our immediate area, ans in the world.
2. To permit and promote the opportunity of gathering food and monetary resources to be used in our own community and beyond.
Project Hunger seeks to tell the story about the reality of hunger to all who would be interested and want to do something about it. Hunger has been prevalent in many parts of the world throughout all ages. Hunger permanently impairs or destroys the very lives of millions of people all over the world every year. Around twenty-four thousand people die every day because of hunger-related causes. Approximately one hundred times as many people who actually die suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Nearly all of these are unknown to a world which shares in God's abundance which we experience and know so well. Probably the main reason that all of this is happening stems from apathy or assuming that surely someone is taking care of their needs without our help.
The goal of Project Hunger is to address this situation through education and action. Nearly every community we know has some method to help the hungry, homeless, and hurting through local food banks, pantries, missions, shelters, and the like.
The real problem areas that need our immediate attention are the countries where rampant hunger, starvation, disease, and lack of basic health and shelter facilities exist. It is our firm belief that we can best work through private hunger/relief/health organizations that have a history of having the most commitment and ability to be of greater help where it is needed. Therefore, we sincerely encourage those who have a heart for this type of ministry to share in the opportunities and challenges that confront all of us at this time and in the future. May the Lord enable us to grow and experience some of the many rewards that lie ahead for us.