United Methodist Men
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In 1998, the Society of St. Andrew joined with the General Commission on United Methodist Men and the National Association of Conference Presidents to establish the Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative. This joint effort, called the HRA Initiative, is designed to help the United Methodist Church engage in ministry to and with the poor and hungry under leadership of United Methodist Men.
The Meals for Millions giving program provides the funding for the HRA Initiative. All United Methodist Men can support the program through an individual financial commitment, or can join in a group financial commitment.
Hunger Relief Advocates (HRAs) are charged with:
♦ Establishing and administering gleaning networks to provide food directly to those in need locally
♦ Raising awareness of the extent of hunger in America and training in the development of local anti-hunger programs
♦ Championing UMMen participation in the Meals for Millions giving program that provides funding for the HRA Initiative
♦ Serving as an education and action resource for the church on hunger relief and poverty issues
♦ Engaging in other hunger relief activities.
The ultimate goal of the Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative is to feed America’s hungry through a network of part-time HRAs in every state plus volunteer advocates in every UMMen district and each local UMMen group. Learn more about the HRA program.