The Diocesan Hunger Fund relies on donations from congregations and individuals as well as dedicated volunteers in order to carry out its mission.
Contributions from congregations within the Diocese provide the main source of funds for the Hunger Fund. Some congregations take up a monthly collection for the Fund, others may focus on the issue of hunger one month per year, including contributions to the Hunger Fund. Other congregations make their contributions primarily through the Hunger Walks.
Congregations that contributed to the Hunger Fund in 2020 were:
- St. Stephen and the Incarnation, DC
- St. Francis, Potomac
- Christ Church, Rockville
- Good Shepherd, Silver Spring
- St. Mark’s, Fairland
- Christ Church, Durham
Don’t see your congregation on the list? Start a monthly collection in your congregation!
Contributions from individuals are also an important source of funding. You can donate online by credit card or electronic funds transfer directly from your bank. One-time and periodic (weekly, monthly, etc.) donations are welcomed. Donations can remain anonymous if you wish. You can also specify your congregation if you wish. Donate to the Hunger Fund
The Fund needs volunteers! We are looking for three types of volunteers at this time.
Committee members to manage the Fund. This includes:
- reviewing and approving (or not) requests for grants;
- serving as a monitor for organizations in their area that receive grants;
- attending 4 regularly scheduled meetings per year; at least 3 of which are via Zoom;
- communicating via email for many committee activities; and
- participating in fundraising activities as determined by the committee members.
Social media helpers to help with:
- The Hunger Fund’s web page content and maintenance;
- The Hunger Fund’s Facebook presence; and
- Implementing and feeding a Twitter presence.
Inspired helpers to think of things we haven’t thought of that would help the Diocese in its efforts to alleviate hunger in our area.
Please email us if you would like to volunteer.