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Hungry in midst of plenty
Many of us commemorate Thanksgiving Day by feasting on an array of food that is so readily available to us. But for many families and communities across the world, finding enough food to eat is a daily struggle.
Access to safe, adequate, and nutritious food is one of the foundations of a just and peaceful world. Yet millions of people around the world, including here in the United States, go to bed hungry every day because the current food system limits such access. Ending hunger requires changes in the way food is produced and distributed.
As you celebrate this period of thanksgiving, we encourage you and your church community to dedicate a Sunday service, Bible study, or Sunday school class on the topic of hunger to continue raising awareness. The World Food Day resources below can be used for this purpose.
We are all tied to a global food system. As we face the challenges of a growing population, skewed resource distribution and an erratic climate, one of the best ways to combat global food insecurity is to invest in small producers and remove the barriers that limit their productivity and ability to market their produce.