Bread for the World Sunday

Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or community of faith to join with others — in thousands of churches across the country — in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through our prayers for an end to hunger, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders, and financial support to Bread of the World, your church can give bold witness to God's justice and mercy in the world.

This year, Bread for the World Sunday is scheduled for October 18, but you are welcome to participate on another date if that works best for your church. Your celebration can be as simple as including prayers for hungry people in worship. Or you may wish to devote your sermon, children's message, and other activities to ending hunger in God's world.

Poverty is the major cause of hunger. Photo: Jim Stipe for Bread for the World

Resources available for your Bread for the World Sunday celebration

A variety of free resources — including a guide with a lectionary study and litany, bulletin inserts, prayers, hunger facts, and much more — are available to order.

This year, Bread for the World Sunday is scheduled for October 18, but you are welcome to participate on another date if that works best for your church. Your celebration can be as simple as including prayers for hungry people in worship. Or you may wish to devote your sermon, children's message, and other activities to ending hunger in God's world.

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We pray for an end to hunger in God's world. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Join us in prayer for an end to hunger

Your church or faith community may also want to join others who have made a commitment to ongoing prayer for an end to hunger. Thousands of individuals have already made this commitment to ongoing prayer to support the emerging international movement to end widespread hunger by 2030. The Bread for the World Sunday guide offers suggestions about how your congregation might become involved in these prayers for an end to hunger.

On Bread for the World Sunday, we recognize and give thanks for the work churches, community groups, and denominations are all doing to remove the obstacles that keep people from sharing in God's abundance. We celebrate the diversity of faith traditions across race, ethnicity, and culture that are working together to end hunger. Moved by God's love in Jesus Christ, we reach out in love to our neighbors — and create a better future for all.

"God has filled the hungry with good things."

LUKE 1:53

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