World Food Day

“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” – Matthew 25.35

World Food Day is today. World farmers produce enough food for Earth’s more than six billion people, but nearly 870 million people struggle to survive on less than a $1.25 a day with little access to Earth’s abundance. Check out Bread for the World or to involve your Christian community in the advocacy efforts on behalf of policies to end hunger.

World Food Day 2012

World Food Day is today, October 16th. Consider doing a hunger project this year! Here are some resources to get you started.

Food Fast is a Catholic Relief Services hunger awareness retreat for young Catholics (aged 13-18) in the United States.  Food Fast celebrates Roman Catholic traditions of prayer, education, and community to inspire youth to a life of faith and service. A 24-hour fasting retreat is available from Catholic Relief Services. National FOOD FAST dates are November 16-17, 2012 and February 22-23, 2013.

Heifer International
Consider an Empty Bowls fundraiser for food shelves or Heifer International. Buy chickens (or goats, or heifers) that a family will use for their livelihood and food.

Bread For The World
Participate in Bread For The World’s lobbying work to end hunger. Bread for the World urges Congress to create a circle of protection around people in our country who are hungry and poor.  Bread for the World works with churches, synagogues, and mosques to promote public policies that work to end hunger.