Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response

Food Insecurity Series

Find a group & register

How can people of faith help put an end to hunger?

Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response is a prayerful small group program that includes study, rich dialogue, and an immersion experience. This program inspires and equips participants to take concrete action to end hunger and food insecurity.

Photo Content Image Mobile Photo Content Image Desktop

Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response, a small group program created in partnership with Bread for the World, seeks to create a movement of solidarity between Christians with sufficient access to food and those experiencing food insecurity.

By fostering active listening, dialogue, and prayer, Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response creates a group experience of trust and compassion. Through learning from articles, online viewing, and two resource books, it lends new insights to participants’ awareness of the causes and consequences of food insecurity. By introducing new spiritual practices and actions, it cultivates an expanding community of Christians who are working to end hunger throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response will challenge participants’ thinking about food insecurity, its causes, its impact, and viable steps to eliminate it. Groups explore themes including food deserts, food insecurity and nutrition, SNAP, the effect of the U.S. racial wealth gap on food insecurity, underemployment and food insecurity, food waste, public policy around farming, and COVID-19’s impact on hunger.  The goal of this program is to guide participants in discerning how they are called to action, regardless of whether they’re interested in advocating for just and compassionate public policies, alleviating global hunger, or responding to local food insecurity.

Program goals

Goals for Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response include:

To raise awareness of the causes and consequences of food insecurity

To create solidarity between those with access to food and those experiencing food insecurity

To cultivate personal and group action and advocacy to end hunger


Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response consists of 8 2-hour sessions and an immersion experience.

Recommended group size is 7-14 or 7-12 for virtual groups.

Framework & Session Topics

  • Session 1: Food Insecurity and Nutrition

  • Session 2: Food Deserts

  • Session 3: Hunger and the Cost to Live

  • Session 4: Food Waste

  • Session 5: SNAP

  • Session 6: Racism and Food Insecurity

  • Immersion experience into the local community

  • Session 7: Food and Farming

  • Session 8: Advocacy and Action

Sessions include:

Prayer and reflection
Discussion of reading
Videos & group activities
Spiritual practices
Integration of faith

Want to know more?

An overview, sample session, and program booklet are available for free download.

Promo Hunger@2x

Need help inviting people to your small group?

This program promotion kit contains sample social media posts, bulletin announcements, email invitations, and more.

We believe strongly in making our programs inclusive and available to everyone

There is a one-time registration fee for the program. The registration fee includes:

Comprehensive materials for each session
Facilitation scripts, guidance, and training resources
Retreat and immersion guidance
Adaptations for virtual groups
Direct access to program staff for support

Books are an additional cost and titles will be sent via email from the facilitator.

To ensure our programs are not cost-prohibitive for anyone, all programs are offered on a sliding fee scale ranging from $35-$75.

We ask you to choose the registration fee tier that best aligns with your current financial situation. Paying on the higher end allows us to keep the program affordable for all.

If the $35 tier is difficult for you, please consider the program anyway. We ask that you decide what amount you can contribute as a commitment to the program, and send us an email at to learn about partial scholarship opportunities for the remainder amount.


Let's get started

Find a small group

Ready to get started? Browse available small groups for this program.

Icon 2

Start a small group

To start a new small group, please fill out the group request form.

What our program participants are saying

The global pandemic is creating a hunger crisis, and as people of faith we are called to respond in meaningful ways. Hunger: A Faith and Justice Response brings the resources and tools to address this hunger crisis and community building practices to empower people of faith to take action