SEMI Synod Emergency Food Program

Web - SEMIEmergencyFoodProgramPlan COVERGenesisHOPE is partnering with the Southeast Michigan Synod of ELCA on a multi-faceted food security initiative known as Metro Detroit Food & Spirit. As a result of the partnership, GenesisHOPE is leading the design and development of the SEMI Synod of ELCA Emergency Food Program. The goal of the program is to build the capacity of a coalition of congregations to R.E.A.D. The “ELCA World Hunger works to address the root causes of poverty and hunger through a comprehensive approach of relief, education, advocacy and development,” and we have adopted the same methodology (ELCA, 2014). Planning began in April 2014. The 18-month project plan began in October 2014 and will end in March 2016 with the dissemination of “A Study of SEMI Synod of ELCA Emergency Food Programs” report and adoption of a regional strategic plan to support the coalition of congregations. ~ more