On Oct. 20 or another Sunday this fall, churches across the country will celebrate 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—to live out God’s vision of a world without hunger.
Worship services will offer special prayers for an end to hunger. Sermons, education forums, and other activities will inspire and support efforts that help people move out of poverty and feed their families.
Numerous resources are available: Bread for the World Sunday Resource Guide, Bread for the World Sunday Bulletin Insert, and Hunger and the Gospel of Luke—A Lectionary Resource. A scripture reflection, prayer, and bulletin insert in Spanish are available. Several African American church leaders have prepared a range of useful resources too.
As part of your Bread for the World Sunday celebration, you may want to conduct an Offering of Letters—taking time to write brief letters to members of Congress, urging them to continue our nation’s investments in programs that provide hope and opportunity for people living with hunger.
Your letters can be written to urge Congress to accelerate progress on global nutrition, to address the root causes of migration or to reform our criminal justice system—all critical to ending hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad.
The strength of Bread for the World is found in our shared commitment to address the root cause of hunger: poverty, discrimination based on race and gender, unemployment, immigration, mass incarceration, and economic inequality.
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 we help create a better future for all.