Get clued up: Food

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God created an abundant world with enough food for everyone, yet one in eight people go hungry each day. The way food is grown, sold and shared often doesn’t work for the world’s poorest people.

At CAFOD, we work with our partners to equip communities with the means to put enough food on the table, by training farmers to grow more food, feeding children in emergencies and helping people to earn a living so they can feed their families.
We also campaign for a fairer food system because power is concentrated in the hands of global companies, investors and governments, sidelining small-scale producers and consumers across the world.

We believe that more targeted aid for small scale farmers, along with better checks on the power of global food companies will help alleviate the hunger crisis.

Our Hungry for change campaign ended in May 2014 and over 60,000 of you joined us in asking David Cameron for action on these issues. Thank you.

We were also part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign, which saw 200 organisations rally together in the run up to the 2013 G8 summit, raising their voices against the scandal of global hunger.

See what we achieved together with the video above.

But our work to tackle world hunger isn’t over. Our partners tell us climate change is threatening the progress made in making sure poor families have enough to eat.  And the problem is keeping people trapped in poverty.

So this year we’re launching a new campaign to help tackle the problem. We hope you’ll be right alongside us.

Campaign resources on food

  1. Hungry for change resources for young peopleResource page

    We're in the last weeks of the 'Hungry for change' campaign. Make those weeks count and challenge your group to the 'Hungry for change Games' this Lent - who can get the most points?

  1. One human family, food for all campaign prayer from Caritas Internationalis (101 kB) Download file

    The official campaign prayer of Caritas Internationalis' anti-hunger campaign One human family, food for all. The prayer will be used in the wave of prayer to launch the campaign at 12pm on 10 December.

  2. One human family, food for all (101 kB) Download file

    On 10 December Caritas Internationalis launches its One human family, food for all campaign, with a wave of prayer around the world.

  3. Hungry for change guide for young people (5 MB) Download file

    Guide and activity to engage young people with our Hungry for change campaign. If your class has already done this activity, use our Hungry for change update session instead.

  4. Big IF FAQs (875 kB) Download file

    More information on how to create and use your Big IF.

  5. Big IF guide (6 MB) Download file

    How to make a Big IF with your parish, group or school in support of CAFOD and the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign.

  6. Hungry for change: Quiz (142 kB) Download file

    Get people thinking about who goes hungry, why and what we can do about it.  

  7. Hungry for change: FAQs (157 kB) Download file

    Answers to all your tricky questions about the Hungry for change campaign.

  8. Food and hunger: causes, consequences and case studies (2 MB) Download file

    We produce enough food to feed everybody, so why is hunger still affecting millions of people? Whether you’re fundraising or campaigning for change, this resource will help young people find out more about food and hunger.

  9. Hungry for change: PowerPoint presentation (4 MB) Download file

    Introduce your group to the Hungry for change campaign and inspire them to act. There are notes for speakers included in the 'Notes' section of this presentation.

  10. Hungry for change: References (511 kB) Download file

    References for all the quotes, statistics and facts used in the Food for thought guide

Campaign resources for children and young people

  1. Food starter activitiesResource page

    A selection of our shorter activities, or resources that can easily be shortened, if you have a limited amount of time. Suitable for KS3 and KS4.

  2. Food: films for young people Resource page

    Short videos and animations to help inspire young people to pray and act for a just global food system.

  1. Lent 2014 guide for young people (3 MB) Download file

    A Lent 2014 guide for young people with background on Sierra Leone and our partners' work there, fundraising ideas and donation return form.

  2. Samai's story (2 MB) Download file

    Find out how Samai from Sierra Leone and his community are working with CAFOD on food projects.

  3. Guide to Sierra Leone for young people (1 MB) Download file

    A guide to Sierra Leone and our partners' work on food projects, with two classroom exercises for KS3 or KS4.

  4. Sierra Leone: Mohammed's story (2 MB) Download file

    Find out how Mohammed's community in Sierra Leone are turning diamond mines to farmland in order to provide food for themselves.

  5. Ash Wednesday youth liturgy 2014 (302 kB) Download file

    Ash Wednesday liturgy, suitable for KS3, KS4 and Post-16. Approximately 30 minutes, depending on size of group.

  6. Baking of Bread (3 MB) Download file

    Try our recipe and activity for making and sharing bread with your school or youth group.

  7. Food in scripture and Catholic Social Teaching (234 kB) Download file

    Use these Bible verses on the theme of food as a stimulus for discussion or when planning prayer times or liturgy.

  8. Hungry for change guide for young people (5 MB) Download file

    Guide and activity to engage young people with our Hungry for change campaign. Inspire them to join our call for a fair food system and an end to global hunger.

  9. Food and hunger: causes, consequences and case studies (2 MB) Download file

    We produce enough food to feed everybody, so why is hunger still affecting millions of people? Whether you’re fundraising or campaigning for change, this resource will help young people find out more about food and hunger.

 
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