What’s the difference between Lutheran World Relief and the ELCA World Hunger Appeal?
Lutheran World Relief and ELCA World Hunger Appeal share the same goals but have different roles and responsibilities. Lutheran World Relief carries out material aid distribution, relief and development programs overseas, working with a variety of local partners in any given country, including churches, faith-based agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Lutheran World Relief receives financial support from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through the World Hunger Appeal to carry out its work.
The ELCA World Hunger Appeal is the ELCA-designated congregational fundraiser for its institutional partners engaged in anti-hunger work, including Lutheran World Relief, the Lutheran World Federation and domestic Lutheran organizations. The World Hunger Appeal provides information and educational materials for congregations on issues related to hunger and poverty.