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Pope Francis on World Food Day: the hungry are people and not numbers

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis says in order to defeat global hunger we need to change our development policies and the global trade rules and end speculation in the name of the “god of profit”.  His comments came in a message sent to Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization,…

Caritas staff and fans run to stop hunger

Staff and supporters of Caritas participated in the Hunger Run in Rome, Italy during the “Food for All” campaign’s Week of Action.

World Food Day 2014: We can end hunger by 2025

World Food Day falls during the “Week of Action” for Caritas’ 18-month “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. From 12 to 19 October, Caritas supporters around the globe held initiatives to fight hunger in their countries and abroad.

Pope urges Catholics to join Caritas week of action to end hunger

Caritas organisations around the world are taking part in a “Week of Action” to end hunger by 2025. Highlights of the week include a video message from Pope Francis calling on Catholics to get behind the Caritas One Human Family, Food for All campaign.

Take time to share a book with your child and discuss the needs of hungry people.

What hunger does to children: nurses describe

Two nurses describe the effects of hunger on children.

Video: One Human Family, Food for All

. Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are…

Songs and Bible readings for Masses

Scripture readings, prayers, and songs for “Food for All” Masses

Commitment checklist: how to get involved

Pledge to an activity that will help reduce hunger

Japan thinks inside the box to stop hunger

Interview with Caritas Japan: “By using this container, we not only take home leftover food, but also become aware of wasting food, and of the globally-skewed distribution of food.”