Moderator, Rev. Margaret “Meg” Overstreet
Matthew 25 Hunger Fund
The Matthew 25 Hunger Fund provides direct aid to bring relief to families and individuals who are in desperate trouble. Often because of illness, death, loss of jobs, separation or divorce, families face losing utilities or shelter. A timely payment can bring relief and time to work out deeper problems. Funds are distributed to area agencies or by the presbytery through the ministry of the Hunger Action Enabler. Requests also come from the United Way, utility companies, and churches. Each case is carefully evaluated and much effort is expended to find appropriate community resources to meet the specific need. Some funds are also used for development assistance, lifestyle integrity, public policy advocacy, and education.