More people face famine today than at any time in modern history. We are called to respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers in a compassionate and timely manner.

Your donations to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal are helping long-term Mission & Service partners ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank provide much-needed assistance on the ground in Africa and the Middle East.

On May 29, the Canadian government announced its Famine Relief Fund. All eligible donations to the United Church’s Extreme Hunger Appeal made from March 17 to June 30 will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the government (see more details). Eligible gifts to the United Church must meet the criteria established by the Government of Canada.

More information will be posted to this website. Please check back for updates.

Resources for congregations, including a slide for projection and bulletin insert, are available on the Extreme Hunger Appeal page (scroll to the bottom).

For more information, contact:

Wendy GichuruProgram Coordinator Africa & Middle East Partnership Program416-231-7680 ext. 4038
1-800-268-3781 ext. 4038
wgichuru [at]