Caritas on Food

Food

In the Gospel story of the five loaves and two fishes, Jesus fed the multitude. Today, millions of people go to bed hungry even though there’s an abundance of food in this world. Caritas works on every level to ensure the hungry are fed.

As a confederation of more than 160 Catholic organisations, Caritas focuses its joint efforts on how climate change effects the ability of the world’s poor and vulnerable to feed themselves.

Food is an essential need for everyone and a lack of nutritious food not only harms health but deeply wounds people’s fundamental dignity.

Caritas advocates for the right to food, where everyone receives nutritious and adequate food.

Feed the man dying of hunger, because if you have not fed him, you have killed him (Gratian, C.21, dist. 86)

Caritas updates on Food

  • Help Senegal battle hunger

Help Senegal battle hunger

  • 15 April 2014

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Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.

  • Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

  • 9 April 2014

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Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.

  • Growing up hungry in Malawi

Growing up hungry in Malawi

  • 9 April 2014

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An interview with Carsterns Mulume, National Director of CADECOM, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Caritas Malawi) on how a childhood poverty inspired him to campaign for an end to hunger in his country.

Our key areas on Food
How Caritas works on Food

Caritas addresses today’s food problems by working on the root causes of hunger and food scarcity. It promotes investment in agricultural and rural development. Part of the solution is also ensuring that communities are made less vulnerable to the more frequent extreme weather brought by climate change. Read more about these efforts here.

Resources

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Download What climate change means for feeding the planet: A Caritas Internationalis reflection paper (pdf)