Posted: 10/6/20 at 3:00pm. Article by Dean Miller.
There is no doubt that 2020 will be written about quite extensively in the history books for a variety of reasons. One of the ”newsworthy” things that we don’t want to go unnoticed has been the efforts of the BGAV and many of our congregations to provide food to the most vulnerable in our communities. The BGAV has distributed more money in Virginia and across the globe related to food security and hunger issues than at any other time in history. As of October 1, 2020, we have distributed $287,050 as follows
- $127,750 in specific COVID-19 related grants to 130 congregations which were primarily used for hunger alleviation.
- $114,800 in Virginia Hunger funds to 46 distinct BGAV ministry partners ( 29 congregations, 5 district Associations, and 12 Virginia based hunger organizations)
- $48,500 to several of our international partners for hunger relief
And, the work is far from complete! We continue to receive requests from our partners and we need your help in responding. October is traditionally recognized as “World Hunger Awareness” month with this coming Sunday (October 11) being the specific Sunday that we offer prayers and awareness. Please consider contributing to this ongoing mission to alleviate hunger and poverty across our Commonwealth and the world as we seek out those who are most vulnerable and share with them in our abundance.