10 Commandments of Food & Food Week

The Food Week of Action surrounds World Food Day on October 16 and runs from October 11 – 18!

The Ten Commandments of Food (pdf) is a resource for Food Week that PHP helped the WCC’s Food for Life Campaign develop. Accompanying the Ten Commandments is this educational tool for congregations.  It has theological reflections and steps for faithful action on each of the 10 commandments of food, four of which are pictured here:

ten-command* Download a high resolution Ten Commandments of Food poster

Hopeful Harvest is the theme of this year’s Oct. 11–18 Food Week of Action. A Hopeful Harvest relies on family farmers, fishers and others producing in agroecological ways that lead toward food sovereignty. As communities around the world face the pandemic and vulnerable food chains, people are realizing the necessity of more resilient agricultural systems that put workers and people first and that protect and cool the planet. Food Week will highlight groups and initiatives that are building an equitable and sustainable food-farm system – while also tackling the economic and racial drivers of hunger, poverty and oppression.

You can see events from past Food Weeks on the Global Food Week Map. You can Post/publicize your event or action on this master list, and we’ll put it up on the map. Just fill out the short form.


We envision a world where everyone has enough affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate food — where no one is hungry, and all who work in the food chain are fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!

The global Food Week of Action (October 14-21) is an opportunity for Christians and others around the world to act together for food justice and food sovereignty. It is a special time to raise awareness about approaches that help individuals and communities develop resiliency and combat poverty.

Beyond examining our food choices, we must recognize the lingering racism embedded in our food system. This system was founded on slavery and plantation agriculture, and still exploits food chain workers and despoils the environment. We call for changes which bring us closer to food sovereignty, where producers have control over seeds, land and livelihood, and where all have the right to food.

The Global Food Week of Action includes World Food Day (Oct. 16), International Day for Rural Women (Oct. 15), and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17).

World Food Day liturgy and prayer, bulletin insert and more resources at pcusa.org/foodweek

Contact php@pcusa.org for more info!