CLWR’s Giving Tuesday supports effective strategy to reduce hunger

When Giving Tuesday rolls around November 29, you’ll have the opportunity to support Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s hunger and food-related projects.

For more than 25 years, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and other non-government organizations (NGOs) have asked for donations to help reduce world hunger and recent reports indicate the efforts are working. Global hunger is declining as NGO programs work with small-scale farmers and food producers in developing countries to help them feed themselves and their families.

But it’s ongoing work. Although the overall numbers are declining, especially for children, there are still more than 800 million people unable to take in enough nutrition to sustain themselves. That’s why CLWR is focusing this year’s Giving Tuesday, November 29, on food security—gathering donations to keep these efforts going strong.

“It’s always a plus when you can focus on something that’s working and encourage people to support an effective strategy,” noted CLWR Executive Director Robert Granke. “That’s what’s happening with our work to reduce global hunger. Small efforts working together create lasting change. Let’s keep going!” 

Working with partner agencies, CLWR’s programs support small-scale farmers and food producers in countries like Ethiopia to enhance and implement sustainable growing practices, provide inputs such as tools and seeds, and develop irrigation projects. 

A $20 gift on Giving Tuesday will help continue the positive trend of reducing hunger around the world by helping small-scale farmers produce more food for themselves, their families and their communities. 

“It’s a blessing to see small-scale farmers producing enough food for their families and to help feed their larger communities,” Granke explained. 

Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has provided a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Visit www.CLWRGivingTuesday.ca to learn more.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief carries out humanitarian assistance, development and refugee resettlement on behalf of Lutherans in Canada. Our vision is a world where people live in justice, peace and dignity, united in diversity, and empowered to achieve their universal rights to basic needs and quality of life. www.clwr.org

Photo courtesy of Canadian Foodgrains Bank:

Good seed, sustainable farming practices and irrigation projects are working together to help reduce world hunger.