The Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) in partnership with Global Hunger Relief is involved in relieving hunger locally, nationally, and internationally in different ways, from providing meals and groceries to hungry families to participating in famine and drought relief, among other efforts. The desire of the KBC hunger relief effort is to build relationships with people and eventually lead them to a relationship with Christ.
One of the exceptional features regarding the Kentucky Baptist Convention Global Hunger Relief funds is that 100% of the monies donated are used for hunger relief. The Cooperative Program and partnerships with local ministries cover overhead costs, so every penny of every dollar donated is used to purchase food.
October 8th is the day designated as Global Hunger Relief Sunday, and First Baptist Owensboro will promote donations by various methods throughout the month. You can give monetary gifts through offerings on Sunday, either by using the Hunger Relief envelopes included with your offering envelopes or by designating as such on the regular envelope. We will forward those funds to the KBC to assist in the hunger relief effort. As in the past, we will provide bread box banks. Families can return their bread boxes to the altar at the end of worship services on Sunday, October 29th. A suggested amount for donating might be equal to the cost of a meal out for your family.
Additionally, in an effort to help hunger relief locally, FBC will collect non-perishable food items during October. The children’s ministry has already begun to collect can foods and other items, and the food drive will extend churchwide in October. Collection boxes will be set up in the children’s area as well as Fellowship Hall. At the end of October, FBC will take these items to the Help Office to assist with hunger efforts here in Owensboro/Daviess County.
Please make this cause a prayer concern for the advancing of the gospel and the growth of His Kingdom.
How Can You Help?
- Pray for the hungry and those who are seeking to provide food for the hungry
- Designate “Global Hunger Relief” on your offering envelope or check
- Take home and fill a bread bank with spare change (return on October 29th)
- Place non-perishable food items in the collection boxes located throughout the church (during October)