Frequently Asked Questions
How much of my $8 a month donation goes to end hunger by feeding people? We strive to make it 100%. The reality is that payment processing and transaction fees make it slightly less. We promise that 90% of the funds go to programs aimed at ending the systemic cause of hunger or feeding people. We call the funds you donate at FastPrayGive.org each month “program funds”. Our model requires marketing, and administrative costs to be successful we call these “non-program” funds. If you would like to donate to help us with non-program costs visit wesleymen.org and donate.
Why am I getting email from Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now)? Initially, our primary partner Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) operated our payment gateway and processed credit card transactions. You will receive tax donation documents from them as well as updates on their programs as long as you are subscribed to FastPrayGive via Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). If you do not like the emails about FastPrayGive you can unsubscribe to the emails at any time. You can also follow the process below to cancel subscription and sign up again through the FastPrayGive payment gateway which is in use today.
How do I cancel my participation?
IF you receive email receipts from Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now): When you signed up and provide your credit card billing information you received an e-mail with the subject “Donation Receipt” from Stop Hunger Now <firstname.lastname@example.org> and in that email was a section like this:
Click the “Claim Your Account” button and follow the instructions to manage your account. On the profile page you can cancel the recurring donation to Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now).
IF you receive email receipts from FastPrayGive.org: go to the following my-donations page and look for the cancel link in the table under the heading Actions
What is FastPrayGive.org? A website where visitors are encouraged to Fast one meal per week, Pray during that meal time for world hunger, and Give the amount of money they would have been spent on that meal.
Where can I get information to share? We have a PDF file that is the content that is in our official two-sided tri-fold brochure. You can download it from HERE. Contact us via wesleymen.org for bulk printed copies.
Who is responsible for it? FastPrayGive.org is a mission of the World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men (WFMUCM). WFMUCM is an affiliate organization of the World Methodist Council (WMC) which provides oversight. There are over 80 million Wesleyan who belong to member churches of the WMC.
What is the goal? To build a movement to end world hunger. Jesus taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. FastPrayGive will provide a call to action to express this love through active works. Our goal is to inspire four million methodists to Fast, Pray, and Give by the year 2020. That is 5% of the total membership of churches who are World Methodist Council members.
Why Fasting? Fasting is the act of not eating for a specific period of time. Practiced as a sacrificial discipline fasting offers an opportunity to connect with God. Practiced by John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, fasting is a long held discipline that when combined with prayer can be transformative. Special content is available at FastPrayGive.org to participants to learn more about fasting.
Why Praying? Intercessory prayer is a part of Christian life. When we pray for those in need we are asking God to help according to His will. To end hunger we must ask God on behalf of others to provide the resources needed to feed everyone. Special content is available to help with a weekly time of prayer.
Why Giving? Because we have plenty. There are others who suffer because they do not have enough. There is more than enough food for everyone to have enough to eat. The financial support will be used to feed people and to build the movement to end world hunger. A monthly donation can be setup to contribute your weekly gifts.
How will my giving feed people? Our partner, Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), will facilitate exciting events at which new volunteers will be introduced to the movement to end world hunger. During these events volunteers put healthy, nutritious food into packages that are sent all over the world.
Is Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) the only partner? In 2017 we will open a grant program and receive applications to provide funding to other hunger programs that meet the requirements of the grant application. Currently, Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is our primary partner.
Why Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now)? They have a vision: A world without hunger. Since 1998 Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) has been providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Since 2005 they have packaged over 200 million meals which have been distributed to international partners in 71 countries.
What is the target audience? Anyone interested in ending world hunger who wishes to participate is welcome. Many faiths practice fasting, prayer, and tithing as core disciplines and we would love to join hands and end hunger.
Do I get to package meals? Those Fasting, Praying, and Giving are encouraged to help package food. Participation will be open to all who donate, but events will be in located where the largest impact can be made. Sites are selected with respect to introducing new people to the movement to end world hunger and the organization’s ability to continue to engage participants. FastPrayGive.org events page, e-mail newsletters, and our social media presence will share details on upcoming events.
Who is the child in the large picture at FastPrayGive.org? This is a girl who receives food in a school feeding program in Uganda. This was a picture taken by a staff member of our partner organization Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) while visiting the child’s school. Girls like this are encouraged to attend school to receive the meal provided at no cost. Enrollment has greatly increased at schools in which meals are provided by partners like Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now).