Augustinians Support World Food Day: October 16

Augustinians of the Midwest are encouraged to mark the United Nations' World Food Day, October 16, 2017, in their communities and ministries. The Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food.”    — Matthew 25: 35

These words of Jesus enable us to understand the deep significance in God’s eyes of meeting the fundamental needs of every man and woman. Care for the hungry and needy is an essential part of the Christian message and of traditional Catholic moral teaching.

What You Can Do

World Food Day is an occasion for learning, reflecting, praying, acting against hunger and for a just solution to the global migration crisis.

▸    Learn more about how investing in food security and rural development can reduce hunger and change the future of migration.  Click the links in the “Additional Resources” section below.

▸    Reflect and Pray for the implementation of policies that address the root causes of hunger andinvoluntary migration.  Download the Augustinian World Food Day Prayer Service for suggested prayers.

▸    Act.  Ask your government officials and legislators to support programs which invest in rural development and food security.         

Download the Augustinian World Food Day Prayer Service

Additional Resources

▸    Change the Future of Migration: 1-minute video

▸    World Food Day 2017: Information from FAO

▸    The Human Right to Adequate Food

▸    How Close are We to Zero Hunger?

▸    Sustainable Development Goals