10 Commandments of Food & Food Week

The Food Week of Action surrounds World Food Day on October 16 and runs from October 14 – 21!

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

There are the three broad Action Areas for the 2018 Food Week of Action.  Specific actions will be forthcoming.

  1. Claiming Rights: Claim the right to food, freedom from want, and end racialized systems of oppression.
  2. Fair Compensation: Demand fair prices for farmers, fishers and other producers, and fair wages for everyone in the food system.
  3. Food Sovereignty: Resist harmful practices and policies, and build just and sustainable local & regional food economies.

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!