The priority actions for this year’s Food Week advocate for fair wages and trade and land justice. Our faith calls us to work for a world where everyone has sufficient, healthy and culturally appropriate food! And where those who produce and prepare the food are fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!
The global Food Week of Action (October 9-17) is an opportunity for Christians around the world to act together for food justice and food sovereignty. It is a special time to raise awareness about approaches that help individuals and communities develop resiliency and combat poverty. Beyond examining our food choices, we must also recognize the lingering roots of racism embedded in our food system, which was founded on slavery and plantation agriculture, and still exploits the environment and workers in the food chain. We call for societal and policy changes that bring us closer to realizing the right to food for everyone and positive transformation of the dominant system.
Check out the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s hub for all things Food Week.
- The Ten Commandments of Food, by Andrew Kang Bartlett of the Presbyterian Hunger Program
- Leaders of Color Discuss Structural Racism and White Privilege in the Food System, from Civil Eats
- Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action (En español, Poner la Soberanía Alimentaria en Práctica)
- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance – Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agro-ecology
- International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development: IAASTD Fact Sheet: The IAASTD, a major international scientific report, concludes that in order to feed 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need to adopt the most effective and sustainable farming systems, and recommends a shift towards agroecology as a means of sustainably boosting food production and improving the situation of the poorest people and communities.
- Raise the Wage Background Article, from the Office of Public Witness, PC(USA)
- 2016 is the International Year of Pulses, You’ll be amazed at how big a deal they are!
Worship and Theological Resources
Bulletin Insert for Food Week
Food Week Liturgy
World Food Day Prayer