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Food & Justice

Americans are proud to say “we feed the world." It is certainly true that our bountiful lands can produce a surplus of food beyond the needs of our nation’s population. American farmers provide significant amounts of agricultural commodities for export, and the United States is 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 – 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.
As a first step, learn more about the issues. Check out
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
Oxfam America -- Remember farmers at
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