Inspire your faith community to take action

Buddhist Resources

Buddhist Global Relief

Bearing in mind the Buddha’s statements that “hunger is the worst kind of illness” and “the gift of food is the gift of life”, Buddhist Global Relief works to promote hunger relief for poor communities around the world. Each World Food Day, Buddhist Global Relief sponsors over ten walks nationwide in an act of meditation, compassion, and commitment to help all those hungry in the world. Attend a walk, and see Buddhist Global Relief’s Spiritual Activism page for various awakening dharma offerings this World Food Day. 

Christian Resources

Global Food Week of Action & Presbyterian Hunger Program

Join the Presbyterian Hunger Program and partners around the world for the Food Week of Action. The Food Week of Action is October 12-19, spanning the two Sundays on either side of World Food Day. This year’s focus is Resiliency! because increasing resiliency brings food security, health and a sustainable future. Put your faith into action, and check out the many activity, worship, and educational resources.

Resources include: 3 Faith in Action StepsActions and ActivitiesWorship MaterialsEducational MaterialsU.S. Hand-out, and a Food Week of Action Guide (coming soon).

National Association of Evangelicals

The National Association of Evangelicals has put together a variety of resources to help your congregation get involved on World Food Day. A World Food Day Bulletin Insert, Promotional Bulletin InsertDiscussion Guide, and Placemat have all been made available depending on how you want to show your support on the day.

Islamic Resources

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA again joins the Alliance to End Hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsOxfam America and other U.S. and international organizations to fight hunger with a World Food Day campaign on Thursday, October 16, 2014, which arrives just after the close of the Udhiyah/Qurbani season and Eid Al-Adha this year. On that day, participants around the world host dinners and share recipes to foster conversations about where food comes from, who cultivates it and how the food system can be more just and stable for everyone.

The goal of World Food Day is to raise awareness about hunger, agriculture and food systems. Islamic Relief USA is dedicated to working to repair our food system by advocating for better food production and distribution methods and by supporting local markets. Last year, we made this DOWNLOADABLE CUSTOMIZED PLACEMAT so that community members could bring World Food Day to their tables. Check this out for additional ways to take action. And read “What Does Veterinary Training Have to do with Hunger?” to learn how your food aid support is helping people like Mohammed all around the world.

Jewish Resources

American Jewish World Service

At American Jewish World Service (AJWS) we work with local partners around the globe to advance food justice for all. To explore how the Jewish tradition inspires us to act to alleviate hunger in the developing world, AJWS created a number of materials designed to educate you and your community about one of the hidden causes of global hunger.

AJWS resources include:

Sample SermonPrayer for People Living in Hunger Around the WorldSolidarity Plate ActivityText Study: The Power of Advocacy.

Additional resources are available here.

 

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