Recipe for Ending Global Hunger
Over 900 million people don’t have adequate food to live active and healthy lives. The causes of hunger are complex, but ways for people to take action don’t have to be.
We like to think of the Foodgrains Bank response as a recipe to end global hunger with many important ingredients:
- Thousands of generous Canadians – this means YOU. Nothing would happen without the support of those who donate time and money;
- 15 churches and church-based agencies (representing 32 Christian denominations in Canada)– the members that make up Foodgrains Bank and the channel for all international programming;
- Hundreds of partners around the world – the Foodgrains Bank works with like-minded organizations in over 35 countries around the world. They have local expertise, knowledgeable staff, and understand the context and the best way to respond; and
- One supportive federal government.
Why is the Canadian government a key ingredient?
Not only does the government have resources to offer, it also makes policies that affect people in the developing world.
At the Foodgrains Bank, we are grateful for how Canada has generously provided support for people in the developing world. Much progress has been made, but there is still much to do. This is an important issue to remember as government’s make decisions.
We want to encourage the Canadian government to consider the needs of people around the world who do not have access to adequate food for a healthy and active life. Order a Recipe postcard and send it to the Prime Minister, reminding him that there are many Canadians who care about Canada’s role in ending global hunger.
Planning a recipe event? Want your church to be part of the recipe to end global hunger? Use the tools below to help get the word out. If you need other assistance or ideas don't hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.665.0377 and ask for James or Roberta.
- Recipe for ending global hunger video. Watch this one-minute animated video online, then show it at your church or event to explain how the recipe works and invite others to get involved.
- Worship Resources for World Food Day. World Food Day is October 16th. Use these resources to help you and your church pray, give, and advocate to end global hunger. Resources include prayers, a reader's theater, children's story, and songs.
- Poster. Download this poster to print and post to promote the recipe campaign.
- Sample bulletin announcements. Use these bulletin announcements to invite your church to be part of the recipe. Tailor them for your community.
- Sample church announcement (verbal). Use this short talk as a guide for giving making an announcement at your church, inviting people to be part of the recipe to end global hunger.
Here's what the postcard looks like:
Want to do more?
Join us in writing a hand-written letter to your member of parliament as part of our Harvest of Letters.
This year we are asking people to write about Canada's commitment to
making sure people who are hungry get the food assistance they need.