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Food & Justice

American farmers provide significant amounts of agricultural commodities for our domestic consumption as well as export markets. The United States, both our government and through private charities, are widely known for our generosity in supplying food aid to poor or stricken countries overseas.
But hunger in the United States and around the world persists. Many people – including too many children – go hungry everyday. So how is it that great quantities of food are produced, and yet one-sixth of the world’s population goes hungry?
A Call for Action: Start a Study Group
Food Security and Economic Justice
We can fight hunger by making smarter investments in sustainable agriculture. We must do more to enable poor communities to access the resources they need to grow and secure their own food.
Once we understand the situation of hunger and poverty, then we can begin to act according to the dictates of our faith tradition. Our study guide offers a process for discerning that call to act – and then identifies various actions that individuals and church groups can take.
Related Information & Action Resources
America's Second Harvest          Food First          Foods Resource Bank            Hunger No More
Oxfam America             World Food Day (recognized annually on October 16)



Campaigns on Food Justice

Commentaries: Catholic call for a new food system

Faith-Based Study Guide on Poverty and Hunger

Leader's Guide to Faith-Based Study Guide

Placards for a Just Food System

Resources for Action