Anglicans take action on World Food Day each year, October 16th, to support the 870 million people that go hungry every day – in a world that has enough food for everyone.
That’s why we're speaking out about food. To make the richer nations fulfill their pledges to feed the hungry. And to make sure that people in developing countries know their rights. That’s food justice.
On World Food Day we make our leaders listen. Local leaders and world leaders.
This year Anglicans across the Communion can use our resource pack to take action on World Food Day.
And you can pray for communities all around the world with the Seven days of prayer leaflet to guide you and your church.
Last year, when the world's richest nations met in November, food was on their agenda. We were there to urge them to listen to the voice of the developing world and take action that will help the poorest communities.
And in 2013 the Anglican voice was heard at the G20 in Moscow, where food security was at the top of the agenda.
The Anglican Alliance also followed up on the commitment to food security in a conference on economic empowerment last September. The conference examined the role of micro credit in agriculture, particularly for subsistence farmers.
And seven of our Archbishops in G20 countries took the lead and wrote to agriculture ministers in their countries calling for action on behalf of the world’s hungry.