World Food Day

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded by 42 countries on October 16, 1945. The goal of this organization was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system.

The theme chosen for this year’s World Food Day points to the fact that it is the world’s poorest who are hardest hit by climate change.  By strengthening the resilience of small farmers, we can guarantee food security for the growing global population.

As we were on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and during the Time for Creation, Catholics are encouraged to organize prayer and practical initiatives to combat the environmental crisis facing our planet and to reflect on the ways our lifestyles impact the environment. Click here to read Pope Francis’s message for World Food Day 2016.

Everyone can play a part in reducing world hunger by making changes to their daily actions. For more information visit www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/home/en