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Hunger Ministries

The BGAV Hunger Ministry supports ongoing and project-based hunger ministries in the communities served by our churches by providing supplemental funding for our churches, associations, and ministry partners.

Hunger Funds

Assistance is available for your local hunger ministry through our BGAV World Hunger Funds! Learn more about eligibility for and proper utilization of these resources in the World Hunger Funds Policy. Requests and reports for hunger funds should be submitted using the online forms below. Forms received via fax or mail will no longer be approved.

Please note that requests are now being processed and disbursed on a quarterly basis, according to the following schedule in 2017:

  • Quarter 2: Requests due May 25; processed and disbursed by June 1.
  • Quarter 3: Requests due August 31; processed and disbursed by September 7.
  • Quarter 4: Requests due November 30; processed and disbursed by December 7.

Questions about this process or the BGAV Hunger Ministry, in general, should be directed to Caitlin Figura.

World Hunger Offering

The BGAV established a Virginia Offering for World Hunger in 1982 and have contributed over $6.5 million in the past two decades alone. Half of these funds are used to support local and domestic ministries through the process outlined above, while the other half are distributed for global hunger relief through our partners worldwide.

BGAV churches can contribute to the World Hunger Offering throughout the year by designating gifts or donating online.

In addition, churches can mark their calendars for a special World Hunger Sunday emphasis on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Download a bulletin insert to share about the BGAV Hunger Ministry and participate in the World Hunger Offering.

Change Matters

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Another way that the BGAV aids hunger ministries down the street and around the world is Change Matters, a special, youth-led offering at events like Journey, Ignite, Impact, and Music and Worship Arts Camp.

Each year, students at these events give the change in their pockets to support ministries like More Than Nets, the Source of Light Center, and the Red Truck Ministry.

Beginning in 2017, BGAV youth will provide not only the change in the pockets, but also their leadership and input in deciding how and where change will be made! An inaugural Change Matters Task Force will research possible projects and help to determine the emphasis, recipient, and promotional approach for each year’s offering.

Know a youth who would like to participate? Contact Caitlin Figura to make a recommendation by April 13, 2017.

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