CAFOD - Fix the Food System Campaign

The Paradox of Abundance

Over 800 million people go hungry each day. Yet the world produces over 4 billion tonnes of food and we only need 3.7 billion tonnes to feed everyone. From all this food produced, a third is wasted. St John Paul II called this ‘the paradox of abundance.’ Clearly the currently global food system is not working. But as Pope Francis said, “Each of us has a role to play in transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet.” Let’s respond to his call! CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See www.cafod.org.uk/food for more information, including an invitation for parish groups to learn about the impact of our food with our Fix the Food System: a 7-station journey resource.

Below are several useful links if you wish to gain a further understanding of the campaign, including the Campaign Prayer above:

Sign the petition to the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss: Urge the Foreign Secretary to fix the food system | CAFOD.

You can order Seven Station Journey resources for free here: CAFOD Shop & Resources | Campaigning, Theology & Fundraising aids – CAFOD Shop.

Watch the video of Fr Augustine and his explanation of the current Food System on his home country of Nigeria: Fix The Food System on Vimeo.

Interested in finding out more, please contact Mark Maughan, CAFOD Community Co-ordinator, Hexham & Newcastle Diocese by email: mmaughan@cafod.org.uk.