Society of St. Andrew, the national gleaning ministry, has two Advent programs that may be of interest to you and your church.

Passing the Peace

The free Advent devotional booklet, Passing the Peace is an Advent devotions booklet and giving program to help keep us focused on Jesus’ coming, while we provide a meaningful gift to feed hungry children and adults here in the United States.

During the season of Advent, the Society of St. Andrew devotional booklet asks participants to prayerfully reflect on the scriptures and devotions, and also to join in the ministry of feeding America’s hungry by making a financial donation. Last year, donations made through SoSA’s Advent devotional program provided more than 1.2 million servings of food to the hungry. All booklets are provided free of charge. All details are at www.endhunger.org/advent.htm.

Alternative Gift Christmas Card

While you and your family celebrate the joyous Christmas season, many Americans will experience first-hand the reality of hunger and poverty in our land of abundance. America is still the richest nation on earth, but 40 million of its citizens suffer in poverty. This Christmas, you can give them hope by the simple act of honoring your loved ones with a gift donation to feed the hungry.

Each $12 donation to the Society of St. Andrew provides about 600 servings of fresh, nutritious food to America’s hungry families. It’s such a sincere and loving way to feed the hungry and honor special people in your life. And when you do, each person you honor will receive our exclusive Christmas Gift Donation Card announcing your generous gift in their name.

The Alternative Gift Christmas Card program is a way to send Christmas greetings to friends and family, to let them know that you have fed hungry Americans in their name, and to share God’s love in a real way with strangers in need.

Learn about this program at www.endhunger.org/card/ACC-Card.htm.