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TKC Ministries

 Current Topic:  The Poor

June 2024


                                The Poor

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone on the planet. Yet as many as 783 million still go hungry.  Ref. 

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Most of us who are reading these words , if we were to get the urge to put something into our belly, would be able to do so. 


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However I think many of us loose sight of just how many people go hungry on a daily basis , and not just in poor countries, around the world, but right here in these United States.

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month.  Poverty is a persistent issue in the US with many facing food insecurity or homelessness.  Updated January 26 2022 by the USAFacts Team.  Ref. 

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In 2021 the federal government defined poverty as being a family of four with an annual income of $26,500 or less.  According to stats taken in 2020 about 11.4% lives in poverty. Compared to historical numbers the current poverty rate is low. In 1959  22.4%  of US households fell below the poverty line. Interestingly the 1960s had the biggest decrease in poverty dropping to 12.1% by 1969.  Refs.

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How many are food insecure?  Food insecurity is the limited or unknown availability of nutritional safe foods to meet the basic needs of everyone in the household.

In 2020  35% of households with incomes below the federal poverty lines , were food insecure.


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How many people are homeless in the US?

As of January 2020 , 580,466 people - 18 out of every 100,000 people were homeless.

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10 Facts about world hunger

1)  3.1 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet

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2) 783 million people suffer from hunger around the world

3) 1 in 10 people suffer from hunger

4) 80 million more women than men were hungry in 2022


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5) 85% of people facing hunger crises live in conflict - affected countries.

6) 13.6 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition


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7)  2 million children die every year from malnutrition

8) 45% of all child deaths worldwide are from hunger and related causes.


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9) 1 in 3 children in low and middles income countries suffers from chronic malnutrition.

10)  28 million people reached last year with our proven hunger programs.

God's law concerning the poor

  • no interest is to be charged them Ex. 22:25
  • no special favors to be shown in law suits Ex.23:3
  • offerings made according to prosperity Ex.30:15 ; Lev.14:21
  • gleanings of the harvest each year to be for the poor Lev. 19:10; 23:22
  • increase of fields every 7th year to be for the poor Ex. 23:11
  • they are not to be oppressed Dt.24:12-15
  • blessings promised to those who consider the poor Ps.41:1 ; 112:
  • God's goodness promised to them Ps. 68:10

God promised to:

1 hear their prayer Ps. 69:33


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2 help the poor Ps. 72:12

3 shelter them Ps. 72:13

4 satisfy them with bread Ps. 132:15

5 Give them water Isa 41:17

Additional scriptures on the poor....

  • defend the poor and the fatherless Ps. 82:3
  • deliver the poor and the needy Ps. 82:4
  • the poor is hated even of his own Pr. 14:2
  • he that oppresseth the poor , *reproacheth his maker Pr.14:31 ;17:5 *(to express disapproval of)
  • the poor is separated from his neighbor Pr.19:4
  • bretheren of the poor hateth him Pr. 19:7
  • he that hath mercy on the poor , lendeth to the Lord Pr.19:17
  • he that stoppeth ears at the cry of the poor , shall not be heard Pr. 21:13
  • he that giveth to the poor shall not lack Pr.28:27
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  • blessed are the poor in spirit Mt.5:3
  • the poor have the gospel preached to them Mt. 11:5
  • the poor will be with you always Mt. 26:11
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  • to preach the gospel to the poor. Lk. 4:18
  • for your sakes He became poor 2 Cor. 8:9
  • we should remember the poor Gal. 2:10
  • God chooses the poor of this world Jas. 2:5
  • ye have despised the poor Jas 5:6

Jesus feeds over 5000 with 5 loaves and two fish.  

Matthew 14:13-22  ,  Mark 6:31-46 , Luke 9:10-17 

 John 6:1-1