Ten Cents-A-Meal Program

Your Ten Cents-a-Meal in Action
2017 Funds Distributed Final Amount:
2017 Annual Report

Read the Guidelines
for the Ten Cents-a-Meal Program

Download the 2018 TCaM Grant Application


Rev. John Gerstenmier
Chair of TCaM

Email: jgerstenmier@yahoo.com 

The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Ten Cents-a-Meal Program uses as its guide the Common Affirmation on Global Hunger of the Presbyterian Church (USA) which outlines five ways the Presbyterian Hunger Program follows to help reduce hunger and relieve suffering:
Direct Food Relief
to people suffering from chronic or acute hunger in the United States and around the world. Grants are allocated to such things as shelters, pantries and missions.

Development Assistance which includes teaching poor people better agriculture and nutrition techniques, public health, family planning, community organizing and economic development.

Public Policy which advocates, through peaceful means, political or economic policy changes to provide more food in the United States and other nations, empower self-development or promote freedom from oppressive and unjust systems that fail to meet basic needs.

Lifestyle Integrity through which the Church teaches awareness of the Earth’s limited resources and promotes personal living and corporate practice that move the world toward the sustainable use of resources.

Education and Interpretation, which involves teaching the public about the root causes of hunger and motivates people to act and to educate others.

The Ten Cents-A-Meal Program has seen increased need for Food Security Ministries and Missions” throughout the region served by the Presbytery of Charlotte. Applicant needs far surpass the resources available, with resulting support in recent years only able to provide approximately half the validated needs requested. Recognizing the area of Food Security and Nutrition as our primary outreach focus, the 2017 Ten Cents-a-Meal grant cycle will only consider awarding grants to provide partial assistance for consumable food items only.

Using the same passage Two and Five Cents-a-Meal has used since 1982
“Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of my brothers, you have done it unto me.” – Matthew 25:40