Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food.
Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises.
Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In the war-torn country, nearly 16 million people wake up to severe hunger.
Conflict excludes innocent people from the right to healthy food which helps them grow and flourish.
This World Food Day on October 16, let us reflect on those struggling against hunger and malnutrition, especially in areas fraught with violence.
Together, We Respond to Hunger
PWS&D works with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and our partners overseas to help people in vulnerable countries rise above hunger. Together, we are providing farmers with tools and training so that families have more nutritious food to eat. In times of emergency, PWS&D provides food aid and agricultural livelihood recovery. We also work to engage Canadians to take action within Canada to reduce hunger globally.
Ways to help end hunger:
- Download and distribute copies of PWS&D’s new World Food Day bulletin insert.
- Use the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s new World Food Day worship resource, So That All May Flourish, which includes prayers, scripture readings, a children’s feature, song suggestions and opportunities for advocacy.
- Host a fundraising event to support our programs that improve the long-term food security of families in need. Check out the new Gifts of Change for gift ideas!
- Use the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Fall Election Resource and speak to your candidates about Canada’s role in ending global poverty and hunger.
- Take the Farming for the Future Sunday School Challenge and help families in Guatemala have a sustainable source of food.
- Teach youth about global hunger and food security with our educational resource Growing Hope Around the World.
- Get together with members of your community or congregation to start or support a growing project.
- Play a two-minute video explaining food assistance or food security as a response to global hunger for your congregation or youth group.
- Learn about the ways that PWS&D’s agriculture projects are helping people rise above hunger.
World Food Day Bulletin Insert 2019
So That All May Flourish: World Food Day Worship Resource 2019
PWS&D is a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a coalition of 15 church-based agencies working together with the common goal of eliminating global hunger.
Banner photo: Araj Madut shows some wild leaves she has harvested to feed her family in a camp for over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Wau, South Sudan. Most of the families here were displaced by violence early in 2017. Credit: ACT Alliance