Experiencing a Ration Meal
A Worship Resource for World Food Day
To download this resource please visit UntilAllAreFed.ca. You will also find other resources and opportunities to engage your faith community with the issue of global hunger.
This activity will help your faith community reflect on the mealtime reality of millions of hungry people in crisis around the world.
Many churches are seeing increasing need at their meal centres and foodbanks. Yet, for the majority of people living in Canada, they are able to find food in regular abundance, with a variety of choices, all readily accessible. This is not the case in many places around the world where people have staple foods which they typically eat frequently—everyday or even for every meal, and especially for people in crisis who are eating meals prepared from emergency food rations.
Prayer expresses faith and hope, and leads us to further action. Participating in the Ration Meal is a simple way to break bread together as an individual or group and bring those in need of emergency food into your prayer focus.
About World Food Day
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created World Food Day on October 16, 1945. The goal of the FAO is to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system. World Food Day events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and help strengthen the link between agriculture and food security.