Our church, First Baptist Church of Moreland, Georgia, has two ongoing food ministries. We have an emergency food pantry in our fellowship hall helping anyone who asks on an as-needed-basis. We also go to The Home Lodge, a motel three miles north of the church, and feed residents on a monthly basis. Both of these food ministries always have a need - hunger is in every community. For our annual Trunk or Treat on October 24, "admission" is a can of food for our food ministry.
When you read the stats from GHR about hunger throughout our country and the world - its shocking how much of a reality and ongoing struggle finding the next meal is.
I remember in 2009 witnessing hunger in Cleveland, Georgia in the North Georgia Mountains. We were working in a trailer park - there was a "community center" and residents came to receive daily food. We gave away food, which allowed us to share the Gospel. By meeting the residents hunger needs, they listened to us share about Christ.
Jesus used hunger to move people to hunger for God. He declared in John 6:35, "I am the bread of life."
If your church has a food ministry or is thinking about beginning one, make sure you're not giving bread alone (Matthew 4:4).