‘Food for All’ campaign unifies Caritas to end hunger

From the Pacific Islands to Africa to Latin America, Caritas has succeeded in building a world with more food for all.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to “set the table” for all

During his homily at the opening Mass of the Caritas Internationalis General Assembly in Rome on May 12, 2015, Pope Francis spoke of the “Food for All” campaign and urged Catholics to feed the hungry. Here is the Vatican-provided text of the homily. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 16: 22-34) that…

Hands-on ways to beat hunger

Text and photos by Laura Sheahen/Caritas “We used to run out of wheat to eat after six or seven months. Then we’d have to buy it.” Lalita Bhalla, a grandmother living with her husband in a farming village in central India, saw her food situation improve after joining a Caritas farming project. “Now it lasts…

‘Hunger is finished here’: the Caritas food campaign at work

“When I was around 12, we’d only eat once a day,” says Tulsi Ram, a young man living in a village in central India. “My head would spin and I’d be weak from hunger.” “There’d be times when I was hungry for two or three days. It burned in my stomach,” says Suresh, a 35-year-old…

Seeds of hope: preventing farmer suicides in India

Caritas is helping farmers become more self-sufficient and less likely to fall into debt.

Fish that is cruelty-free–for fishers

On TV, I see ads for tuna “caught without killing dolphins”. Yes, dolphins were not killed, but maybe a couple of fishers got hurt or were exploited. What I’d like to see is, “This tuna was caught without killing any dolphins…and without abusing and exploiting any fishers.”

EU Parliament endorses right to food

The European Parliament approved a motion saying there is a “need to go beyond food security” and that it “considers food as a basic human right.”

Share your plate challenge: pasta e fagioli (pasta and bean soup)

A simple, inexpensive, and filling meal that reminds us to think of the poor when we make dinner.

Clay pot fridge: simple ways to store food

Clay pot fridge

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.