Food Peace and Justice Resources

Bread for the World

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

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?

 

CSA

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

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.”

 

Urban Lifeways Project

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

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

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

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

Review & Commentary

One thought on “Food Peace and Justice Resources

  1. Dearly Beloved,
    Greetings in His precious name.
    I am very glad and be blessed by your good website with useful information.I thank God for your service and praying for you and ministry.
    I am a Nurse and shares gospel as well and formed as a small group with born-again Christians, working for the glory of God and for benefit for the poor,slum,down-trodden.We as a team reaches the people who don’t know the jesus Christ yet,shares them love of the Lord Jesus Christ, the gospel and Give them something to the very poor and needy. We continue to work in faith God helps us by some one kind person like you, we will be thankful if you may able to join your helping hand with our humble work.
    It is our (believers in the Lord) prayer and jeal to do serve humanity and to God.As Christian we love our neighbours as God loved us and gave himself for us.We request you to please support this small work and send any help financially,give clothing,tracts,books or bibles or medicines. We work for God and draw people for His kingdom.Thank you.We have living witnesses who were saved from different backgrounds, and came to the Lord from worshipping idols,snakes,stones and evil spirits. We dedicated our lives to God to serve and we ask God to help us to work more for more souls will come to the Lord’s fold. God loved us and gave himself for us and as hischildren we love and help our poor neighbours.
    Proverbs 22:9 – He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
    James 1:27 – Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.
    Please let me know if you wish to do something good for God and will send you my postal address.
    Yours Sister in Christ,
    Miss.Santosam,
    Sant.outreach@rediffmail.com

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