This World Food Day, falling on Sunday, Oct. 16th, MCC Washington Office will team up with Church World Service and Oxfam America to encourage people to dedicate their Sunday dinner as a World Food Day meal, broadening the conversation about where our food comes from, and how we can make the food system more just and sustainable.
We are all tied to a global food system. In a world facing the challenges of a growing population, skewed resource distribution and an erratic climate, one of the best ways to combat global food insecurity is to invest in small producers – especially women farmers — and remove the barriers that limit their productivity and ability to market their produce.
Creating this awareness is what a World Food Day dinner is all about. For your World Food Day Dinner this October, MCC Washington Office will provide free resources so you can host a fun, educational and engaging conversation about food justice. These materials will be available by mid-September and will include instructions on how to organize a meal, worship resources and a link to an advocacy action alert calling on Congress to enact and fund policies, such as the U.S. government’s Feed the Future program, that support small holder farmers in low-income communities around the world.
We will also make available at no cost 10-in. by 16-in. printed placemats focusing on the vital role of small holder farmers, which can be ordered from MCC Washington Office, for use at your World Food Day meals
Stay tuned for more.