World Food DayOthers, Church , Hunger
Contributed by: Canadian Foodgrains Bank
What does it look like to have hope in times of trouble? That’s the question humanitarian organization Canadian Foodgrains Bank is asking this World Food Day on October 16.
For the fifth year in a row, the number of people going to bed hungry around the world has increased. 768 million people are going to bed hungry each night, and that number is expected to rise.
There are various factors impacting these figures, such as conflict, climate, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has in turn made it difficult to measure the number of people facing hunger as precisely as we’ve been able to in previous years.
But these numbers aren’t just numbers – they’re individual people like you and I, doing their best to put food on the table for their families while wondering how they’ll get fed themselves. Any action we take to help the individual – the one – will make a difference to the 768 million.
World Food Day was created in 1945 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the purpose of promoting worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger, and help strengthen the link between agriculture and food security.
In the 2021 World Food Day resource Canadian Foodgrains Bank has created, you’ll find a series of actions your congregation can take, including prayers, stories, suggestions for contributing financially, and ways to advocate to your local MP’s for further action on global hunger and aid.