ELCA World Hunger
More than 820 million people – that’s about 11 percent of people in our world today – are hungry.
As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.
Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Jackson Area Food Shelf
The Jackson Food Shelf is located on the corner of North Hwy and Dewey St. at 1229 North Hwy; Jackson, MN 56143 . Hours of operation are as follows. Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10:00am to noon, and Thurs 5:00-7:00pm.
The Banquet (Sioux Falls)
The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means their meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.
In 2019 The Banquet served 196,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12.
Operation Christmas Child
We cannot send any liquid soap. Any liquid hygiene products will be donated to the Jackson Food Shelf.
The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.