Drive south through eastern Kentucky to the rural Appalachian community of Myra and you’ll find Manna From Heaven, a nonprofit supported by your generosity to ELCA World Hunger.
Manna From Heaven partners with Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (LCR) in Cincinnati to provide food and other essentials to 1,500 to 2,000 people every month. Through LCR, Manna From Heaven learned about ELCA World Hunger’s Domestic Hunger Grants, which made the purchase of an incubator possible for their chicken project.
Families who participate in the chicken program receive 20 chicks, a water dispenser, feed and education on how to raise the chicks. With this support and the families’ diligent care, the grown chickens lay eggs almost daily, providing a long-term source of protein.
Learn more about and donate to support ELCA World Hunger by visiting elca.org/hunger.
For a teaser version of the Manna From Heaven story, visit: youtube.com/watch?v=zuuRGcqAuJI.