Cents-Ability, a national Presbyterian Hunger Program initiative, is a small step in the battle against hunger and poverty. Congregations invite every member – of all ages – to contribute a few cents at every meal. This simple act is an expression of thanks for what we have received. It is also a commitment to share with others in response to Jesus’ command “You give them something to eat.” When members bring their offerings to church on the appointed Sunday, all of those coins “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” as they are received and dedicated.
Participating churches of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee are covenant partners with the Presbytery Hunger Program. Locally these programs may be called 4 Cents-a-Meal/5 Cents-a-Meal. All monies collected are then used to support local programs and/or to fund grants that are awarded to hunger agencies throughout Middle Tennessee through the directives of the Committee on Mutual Support.