PRESBYTERIAN HUNGER PROGRAM (PHP)
PHP works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes. As a part of this mission, PHP gave over 160 grants totaling more than $1.2 million, impacting communities across the United States and 37 other countries in 2016. You make this work possible through gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing! Find an interactive map with OGHS recipients at www.pcusa.org/oghsmap.
More and Better Food
- 23 Hunger Action Advocates served 1,600 congregations in presbyteries around the country.
- 55,115 pounds of grain distributed through community food banks
- 16 grain storage facilities built or repaired in Sierra Leone and Cameroon
- 50 fuel efficient stoves constructed and installed in family homes in Guatemala
- 500 chicks raised by families around the world
Solidarity with People
- 2,600 people around the world regained access to their lands that had been forcefully taken from them.
- 187 training sessions were held to build grassroots capacity in communities around the world.
- Since the Fair Food Program was implemented in 2011, more than $25 million has been paid out to farmworkers in Fair Food Premiums; 135,000 farmworkers have received “Know Your Rights” materials; and 1,100 farmworker complaints have come in through the 24-hour complaint hotline, 100% of which have been resolved.
- $9.1 million was compensated to hundreds of victims of sweatshop fires and their families in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cincinnati became the first city in Ohio to pass a wage theft ordinance, which will provide additional protection for more than 33,000 low-wage workers.
More Livable Environment
- 1,088 congregations ordered 192,560 Eco-Palms
- More than 1,000 Presbyterians purchased at least 79,000 lbs of Fairly Traded coffee
- 191 certified PC(USA) Earth Care Congregations worked holistically to care for God’s creation in their own communities
- 93,020 planted trees, 128 nurseries and 40 family gardens in partner countries
- 12 wells and hand pumps built or repaired in communities in Sierra Leone and Liberia with limited access to clean water