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 60 grants totaling $870,745. 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:

Home Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$15,200Moravian Church in Albania’s Bathore Project to feed hungry people2023
Hope Moravian ChurchHope, IN$5,000Meal site ministry2023
Chaska Moravian ChurchChaska, MN$13,000Kitchen improvements for monthly community meals2023
Calvary Moravian ChurchAllentown, PA$3,500Partnership in feeding the hungry with the Lehigh Conference of Churches’ kitchen program2023
Iglesia Esperanza for BethlehemBethlehem, PA$2,000Food/meals for those the ministry serves2023
Friedberg Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$10,000Weekend meals for food insecure students2023
New Philadelphia Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$25,000Cancer Benevolence Program: targeting patients experiencing food insecurity2023
Christ Moravian ChurchCalgary, Alberta
$18,000Food pantry inventory2023
Sunnyside MinistryWinston-Salem, NC$10,000Food pantry inventory2023
Moravian Open DoorNew York, NY$25,000Healthy breakfast program for guests of the shelter2023
Little Church on the LaneCharlotte, NC$10,000Refugee community meals2023
Samaritan MinistriesWinston-Salem, NC$25,000Soup kitchen program2023
Olivet Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$1,500Blessing box inventory2023
East Hills Moravian ChurchBethlehem, PA$25,000Raised garden beds to enhance freezer ministry, freezer/refrigeration units, supplies2023
South Branch Regional Council of ChurchesSouthern Province: Advent, Community Fellowship, Hope, Hopewell, and Konnoak Hills congregations.$6,000Rise Against Hunger meal packing events2023
Fairview Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$13,500Mobile food and clothing pantry2023
Tricklebee CafeMilwaukee, WI$23,000Hot box, hand mixer, jar lids, year’s supply of food2023
United Moravian ChurchNew York, NY$14,000Food and supplies for community meals2023
You BelongGreen Bay, WI$12,500You Belong Cafe2023
The DwellingWinston-Salem, NC$18,000Feeding ministry2023
Board of World MissionBethlehem, PA$25,000Blessings Flow clean water/filtration initiative in La Mosquita2023
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 Church

Board of World Mission

Winston-Salem, NC

Bethlehem, PA



Food pantry for those who are food insecure, stock the pantry

Infant feeding program in Ahaus, Honduras



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

Special One-Time Winter Grant Cycle, 2022

Estamos Unidos Moravian MinistryWinston-Salem, NC$1,000Provide meal to teens who come to monthly program2022
Raleigh Moravian ChurchRaleigh, NC$1,440Monthly breakfast for guests of Oak City Cares2022
First Moravian ChurchGreensboro, NC$19,430Establish community garden: lot prep, garden construction, tools, storage, planting2022
East Hills Moravian ChurchBethlehem, PA$15,00010-burner non-pilot light stove to support Bethlehem Area Moravians’ freezer ministry2022
Bethabara Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$1,725Upgrade refrigerator/freezer for food pantry2022
You BelongGreen Bay, WI$12,000Establish a community garden program: garden, classes, meals2022
The DwellingWinston-Salem, NC$25,000“Pay-as-you-can” food truck2022
Anthony’s PlotWinston-Salem, NC$29,000Freedom School lunches and cook, neighborhood meals, lending library, cooking items, annual community meal.2022
Moravian Board of World MissionBethlehem, PA$25,000Infant feeding program at Ahaus Clinic, Honduras2022
Home Moravian ChurchWinston-Salem, NC$25,000Food for 45 families in Bathore, Albania2022
Tricklebee CafeMilwaukee, WI$25,000Refrigerator, cookbook publishing, kitchen and garden intern stipends, snack bag supplies, lawn grading and stage construction.2022
Sunnyside MinistryWinston-Salem, NC26,500Food pantry: boxes, cereal, crackers, frozen meat2022
Blue Ridge Women in AgricultureBoone, NC$25,000Double Bucks program: 1:1 match for federal benefits spent at farmer’s markets, personnel, promotion2022
Rio TerraceEdmonton, AB Canada$20,150Establish community kitchen: infrastructure improvements, food, supplies, marketing, outreach/education2022
Moravian Open DoorNew York, NY$50,000Healthy breakfast program: food, personnel, creation of emergency food assistance fund2022
Bethlehem Community Cafe

Hope Center

Bethlehem, PA

Albion, IL



Establish a “pay-what-you-can” community cafe in Bethlehem

Freezer, refrigerator, food for food pantry




Read stories about Hunger & Thirst Fund grant recipients:

Community garden flourishes to fight hunger. First Moravian Church, Greensboro, NC

A beacon of hope. The Hope Center, Albion, IL

What’s cooking at Essentials Cafe?

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