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.

What hunger does to children

Severe hunger affects every part of a person’s body, and children are especially vulnerable. Caritas spoke with two nurses—one in Malawi and one in Senegal—to learn more about their experiences with hungry children. Hover your mouse over this child’s hair, arm and more to see the nurses’ words about how lack of food impacts the…

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.”

‘We may face starvation’: violence leads to hunger in South Sudan

The violence that has gripped South Sudan since December 2013 has sent waves of people fleeing for their lives. Leaving homes, farms and livestock behind, families have no source of food or income. Father Biong Kwol, a priest who coordinates Caritas aid on the country’s northern border, talks about the growing hunger crisis. What is the…

Music video: a powerful song about hunger from Caritas Panama

Young people from Caritas Panama have taken the Food for All campaign to another level with a video of this beautiful and moving song, LEVANTO MI VOZ POR QUIEN NO TIENE PAN (I raise my voice for those who have no bread).