And so Hymns for Hunger was born.
Inaugurated in the fall of 2012, the perennial concert tour helps raise awareness and resources for local and international hunger relief organizations around the world and has been presented in dozens of cities across the nation, including special performances at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Samaritan’s Purse and Amy Grant’s “Tennessee Weekend”. Having raised tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer man-hours in support of America’s neighbors in need, Cindy and Andrew say the tour is much more than a fundraiser.
“‘Hymns for Hunger’ is a night of music purposed to meet the needs of our neighbors across the world with audiences’ help.”
– Andrew Greer
“We partner each night with a relief organization in the local community to raise awareness, funds and tangible goods—whether filling a food pantry, raising money to repair a homeless shelter or literally feeding the hungry. But more than a fundraiser, we talk about and point audiences to the need in their immediate vicinity, and how they can help.
Internationally, the singer/songwriter duo partner with Food for the Hungry (FH) Nicaragua to help eliminate physical and spiritual poverty through the simple gift of child sponsorship. Having seen firsthand the impact of FH’s initiatives in Nicaragua, Cindy and Andrew give audiences an opportunity each night to partner with FH’s community development projects through child sponsorship. Through sponsor connections made along the Hymns for Hunger tour, hundreds of Nicaragua families are now fighting poverty firsthand.
“Being a part of ‘Hymns for Hunger’ has opened my eyes to how many people are really struggling in today’s economic climate,” Morgan says.
“I think what I have loved the most, is seeing people, unaware of the need before, coming together with such enthusiasm to help others who are struggling. It opens up dialogue on so many issues beyond hunger.”
– Cindy Morgan
“Andrew and I share a love for the music and the history of hymns,” says Morgan. “To look out into the faces of people from ages 6 to 86, meeting on an equal plane to lean back in a creaky pew and sing these songs for awhile, has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of. To reach out beyond ourselves to the good that can be done by joining hands with fellow sojourners, reminds me of the greater purpose that binds us all together.”