Moravian Giving Portal Hunger & Thirst Field of Interest Fund

The Hunger & Thirst Field of Interest Fund is one of the original funds established in 2019. Since inception, it has made 39 grants totaling $570,545. It is inspired by Matthew 25 “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.”

The goal of this fund is to help Moravian congregations, fellowships, emerging ministries, and agencies answer the call to care for those who do not have enough to eat or drink – or those who face food and water insecurity.

The Hunger & Thirst Field of Interest Fund is one of the most popular with donors and applicants. Some examples of grants made from this fund are:

West Salem Moravian ChurchWest Salem, IL$2,800Provide hot meals three days a week to children while school is out for the summer2022
Kernersville Moravian ChurchKernersville, NC$12,000Provide meals and fellowship to individuals from different economic statuses2022
First Moravian ChurchGreensboro, NC$8,000Servants’ Community Garden2022
East Hills Moravian ChurchBethlehem, PA$29,500Replacement equipment for freezer ministry, freezer outposts2022
New Beginnings Moravian ChurchHuntersville, NC$3,000Replace the Little Free Pantry Blessing Box and restock2022
Moravian Open DoorNew York, NY$15,000Continue funding for Healthy Breakfast Program2022
City With DwellingsWinston-Salem, NC$24,800Develop Project CHEFF to promote healthy habits and overcome nutritional challenges inherent in homelessness or recently housed populations2022
Anthony’s PlotWinston-Salem, NCUp to $30,000Remodel and upgrade the community kitchen at Central Terrace United Methodist Church2022
New Herrnhut Moravian ChurchSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands$5,000Expand current Sunday morning breakfast program that provides a meal to those who are hungry/less fortunate2022
Greater Things Outreach CenterLexington, NC$15,600Purchase canned food items2022
Samaritan MinistriesWinston-Salem, NC$15,000Support existing Soup Kitchen ministry2022
Friedberg Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$3,000Stock items in the Blessing Box2022
Bethabara Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$10,000Build a food pantry for those who are food insecure, stock the pantry2022
John Hus Moravian ChurchNew York, NY$1,000Provide healthy food for community2021
The DwellingWinston-Salem, NC$1,500Community meals after worship2021
Armando Rusindo Mission FoundationWinston-Salem, NC$1,000Build a food-producing greenhouse in Cuba2021
Unity Women’s DeskWinston-Salem, NC$1,500Provide meals to children in Honduras2021
Grace Moravian ChurchNew York, NY$1,000Supply food pantry2021
New Beginnings Moravian ChurchHuntersville, NC$2,000Water meter, tap installed at community garden2021
East Hills Moravian ChurchBethlehem, PA$1,600Replace equipment needed for ministry2021
Grace Moravian ChurchMt. Airy, NC$1,000Feed the hungry and provide fellowship2021


Read stories about Hunger & Thirst Fund grant recipients:

Estamos Unidos shares more than a meal

Welcoming all to Tricklebee Cafe

Bethabara Food Pantry provides needed support

Fighting hunger in Albania

The freezer is always open in Bethlehem

Grant provides food security at Sunnyside

Breakfast at Moravian Open Door

Anthony’s Plot builds community

Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture

First Moravian Church, Greensboro, NC