Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. Confronting the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming. What can one person possibly do? As it turns out, plenty. We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. Together, we can build the political commitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty.
Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan or vegetarian food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. Each group is independent and invites everyone to participate in making decisions for their local chapter using the consensus process. Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action to change society so no one is forced to stand in line to eat at a soup kitchen expressing a commitment to the fact that food is a right and not a privilege. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war?
Community Supported Agriculture
Thinking about signing up for a CSA but want to learn more about the idea before you commit? For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.
New Roots is a small, grassroots 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, this small nonprofit is catching the attention of people all over the world for its “can-do” attitude and effective work in connecting low-income residents of Louisville’s “food deserts” (West Louisville, Newburg, and Old Louisville, for now) with affordable fresh food from local and regional farmers on a shoestring budget. New Roots accomplishes this through its innovative Fresh Stop Projects, food justice leadership development classes, and healthy eating “boot camps.”
The Urban Lifeways Project works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Flagstaff, Arizona to maintain a connection to culture and the environment while living in an urban setting. We do this through programs in urban agriculture, public art, community composting, and youth leadership development that incorporate traditional teachings from our communities into a contemporary urban environment. All of our programs are youth-led and operated through a summer internship program hosted at a local high school. By engaging youth in our programming every step of the way, from the organizing to the implementation, we are helping develop leadership capacity for our community’s next generation of leaders.
IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. In the mid-1980s, family farmers across America were in the fight of their lives. Prices had dropped below the cost of production. Family farmers were told they were inefficient and they had to either get big or get out. Deeply flawed national and international policies were the root cause of the crisis. A galvanizing effort to save the family farm helped spawn the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). In 1986, IATP began documenting the underlying causes of America’s rural crisis and proposing policies that would benefit farmers, consumers, rural communities and the environment.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues. Over 700 Christian advocates gathered at the 11th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days to seek Food Justice for a Healthy World! In a world that produces enough food for everyone, EAD explored the injustices in global food systems that leave one billion people hungry, create food price shocks that destabilize communities everywhere, and undermine God’s creation.
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center has long been the local area’s leading grassroots voice for peace, justice and human rights. We believe democracy occurs every day – when people actively participate in the great decisions facing our country and world. When times call for it, we organize demonstrations (including the largest peace demonstration in the history of the Peninsula), petition campaigns, and vigils. We sponsor Congressional call-in days and meet with our elected representatives. In other words, we use all the tools in the grassroots activist toolbox.
More Resources Here in our eBulletin on Food Peace of Justice
, Ethical Issues
, Food and Farming Justice
, Health and Healing
, Interfaith Issues & Dialogue
, Peace and Justice
, and Social & Environmental Ministry
. 8 Points: Eight points
, Point 1: Teachings of Jesus
, Point 3: Inclusive Community
, Point 4: Act As We Believe
, Point 5: Non-Dogmatic Searchers
, Point 6: Peace and Justice
, Point 7: Integrity of the Earth
, and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love
. Seasons & Special Events: Earth Day
. Resource Types: Resource Lists
and Social Activism Opportunities