Andrew Kang Bartlett, #wildgoose14 contributor and Associate for National Hunger Concerns, Presbyterian Hunger Program – Presbyterian Mission Agency, PC (USA), shared the following information about Food Week of Action, which we want to share with you:
Our faith calls us to work for a world where everyone has sufficient, healthy and culturally appropriate food! And to work for a world where those who produce and prepare the food are fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!
The Global Churches Week of Action on Food is an opportunity for Christians and others around the world to act together for food justice and food sovereignty. It is a special time to raise awareness about farming approaches that help individuals and communities develop resiliency and combat poverty. We are called also to examine our food choices and call for policy changes that will ensure the right to food for everyone.
Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 12 through Sunday Oct. 19 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).
RESILIENCY is the focus for this year’s Food Week of Action.
Resilient livelihoods, communities and relationships
Resilient farming production and food chains
Resiliency promoted through policy
Increasing resiliency brings food security, health and a sustainable future. To get there we pledge to support: food democracy; sustainable, agroecological food production; climate change adaptation; fair wages for food workers; fair prices for farmers; less food waste; policies that promote these goals!
Go to pcusa.org/foodweek for Ideas for Worship, Activities, Other Actions and Learning.
AND ~ Let us know what you are doing for World Food Day or the Food Week of Action by emailing Andrew.KangBartlett (at) pcusa.org. We will announce these activities through the World Food Day USA Coalition.