Living Our Faith Missions

The Mission of the Month for August is the Society of St. Andrew. This is Advance #801600 through Global Ministries - Salvaging fresh produce to reduce hunger and improve health of people in greatest need across the US.

The Society of St. Andrew is concerned with two primary community needs: (1) HUNGER. 48 million people in the United States are hungry: 35 million of them skimping on food or missing meals because they are juggling expenses every month to get by, choosing between heat or medicine and food. Another 13 million people in the United States are genuinely hungry every day, not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

(2) CREATION CARE. More than 133 billion pounds of good food goes to waste in the United States every year, thrown in landfills or left to rot in fields. This food waste represents hundreds of billions of dollars of lost resource inputs and becomes the second largest source of harmful greenhouse gases as it decomposes.

For more information, go to: http://www.umcmission.org/Give-to-Mission/Search-for-Projects/Projects/801600

Sue Koch