It’s game time!

While you are cheering on your team and celebrating with family and friends— let’s help tackle hunger together!

From kickoff to final whistle, Team Atlanta and Team New England will seek to outdo one another for the sake of the gospel. The fans that donate the most through their team page to ELCA World Hunger by midnight Central time on February 5 will help their synod take home the title of ELCA World Hunger Champion — regardless of the outcome on the field. Whether your favorite formation is 3-4, 4-3, or 3:16, you can send your nickels and dimes to support your team!

Team New England and Team Atlanta are currently neck-and-neck and asking for your support!

Check out New England Synod Bishop Jim Hazelwood’s video of encouragement! (Direct link –

And not to “deflate” the competition, but the Southeastern Synod Facebook page notes some attractive incentives for “super” gifts, starting at just $100 for an autographed picture of Bishop Julian Gordy!

In last year’s challenge, Team Denver and Team Carolina came together to raise over $75,000 for the cause! So come off the sidelines to join the fight against hunger. We can truly do more together.

Be sure to send us your game day photos, and may the best team win — so we can all tackle hunger together! #gameon #ELCABigGame #ELCAWorldHunger

(Thanks to Lizzy Croghan at Creative Coworking, Evanston, Ill., for the image of Martin Luther)