Jesus often met physical needs as he shared about the kingdom of God.

As His disciples, we are to do likewise. Hunger is a growing need in our communities. God can use your family, small group and church to meet hunger needs in your community. As needs are met opportunity is earned to share about Jesus.


As a result of receiving God’s generous love, believers should give of themselves to others. (1 John 3:16)

Thank God for His generous nature; ask Him to continue to cultivate that in you, your family and church.

Scripture teaches that one way we love God is by meeting the physical needs of others. (Matthew 25)

Ask God for the opportunity to honor Him by meeting the needs of the hungry in your community.

As believers live generously, the result is praise to God. (2 Corinthians 9:13

Ask God for a harvest of praise unto Him as believers meet hunger needs in their communities.

Download a PowerPoint slide with these prayer points in either fullscreen or widescreen formats to pray over hunger needs and ministry opportunities in your community.

In Your Community

Mobilize your church to host a neighborhood canned food drive!
  1. Select a neighborhood(s) to canvas for canned goods.
  2. Drop a brown grocery bag, with an informational flier, on neighborhood porches.
  3. Return on the advertised day to collect the bags of canned goods.

Donate the canned goods to a local pantry or food bank. Sites can be found at Feeding America.

This project not only helps meet hunger needs but also creates opportunity to meet neighbors!

Download this checklist for a canned good drive.

Click here for printable and customizable informational flier template for the drive.

In the SBCV

Hunger ministries were a source of great outreach for SBCV churches in 2020. Our churches responded to rising needs as COVID impacted communities. A giving campaign for hunger funds could make for a great VBS missions offering!

If you’d like to give to Hunger Funds through the SBC of Virginia, your church can send contributions to:

Attn: Hunger Funds
4956 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA 23060


Brad Russell

Mobilization Strategist



Mindy McCord

Administrative Coordinator for Church Planting and Mobilization