World Food Day: Many Meaningful Ways to Help

Haiti hospital

A friend cares for a woman injured in the Haiti earthquake. CRS delivered food, clothing and medical supplies donated from Catholics in the Dominican Republic to Port-au-Prince’s oldest hospital, St. Francois de Sales. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS

World Food Day, October 16, will remind us of how many people in the world face daily, grinding hunger.

Taken in one glance, the problems can overwhelm. Can I possibly bring meaningful help to a problem of this magnitude?

Yes, in lots of ways, actually. All of them offer the opportunity to deliver maximum help for a single person, family or parish or community. And they’re all acts of faith:


Food Fast: A hunger retreat.

Fair Trade: Coffee, craft, chocolate.

Advocacy Legisative action.

Operation Rice Bowl: Lenten reflection.

Footsteps in Faith: Monthly donors.

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3 Responses to “World Food Day: Many Meaningful Ways to Help”

  1. World Food Day: You’re already there. | CRS Voices Says:

    […] As we noted here, you can have an effective role in solving massive emergencies such as this drought. […]

  2. Elise Says:

    Also chosing a vegan diet makes a big difference in the amount of resources used to produce our diet… My Catholic faith informed this choice 5 years ago… And I hope other people of faith will consider this move too

  3. Rosalinda Jimenez Says:

    After our Homeless Awareness 5K, our community has become more aware of the hungry, the homeless and the very poor. We are taking up donations at least four times a year. Together, we can make an impact.

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