World Food Day (October 16th) was established to celebrate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945, and to increase awareness of world hunger and food security. The harvest season also calls God’s people to a time of thanksgiving. These resources are intended to help your faith community focus on God’s provision of food for all, while at the same time remembering that not everyone enjoys access to the abundance the earth provides.
There are three ways in which you are invited to respond:
Pray – prayers, readings, songs, a children’s feature, and other resources.
Give – an opportunity to contribute to work that is increasing access to food for people around the world.
Advocate – suggestions for how to include messages about hunger with politicians and political candidates.
Bringing in the Sheaves 2.0 – lead sheet
Bringing in the Sheaves 2.0 – bulletin size
Multiply Your Love: A Celebration of the Harvest (An offertory video based on 2 Corinthians 9)
Enough For Us All (A video montage of Foodgrains Bank faces and places, based on Mark 12:44)