Posts Categorized: Advocacy

To End Hunger We Must Address Root Causes

Fighting hunger is at the heart of our Presbyterian understanding of mission. Jesus fed the hungry and told his disciples to do the same. Yet, we know that hunger is an extremely complex phenomenon with economic, political and social causes. 51 years ago, when the Hunger Program begin, our founding mothers and fathers realized that… Read more »

Beyond the Rural Urban Divide

Cow people spell 'solid' with signs Cultivating Solidarity in Tough Times By John Peck, executive director of Family Farm Defenders  The full article is here (pages 9-11) and includes great content on U.S. farm justice history.  Family Farm Defenders is a strategic partner of PHP and a fabulous, farmer-led group that is committed to solidarity and movement building. You can find… Read more »

Essentially Disposable: Farmworkers in the Pandemic

graphic with farmworker webinar info REGISTER for the Webinar Farmworkers are essential to the feeding of our nation. More personally, they ensure that you and I have food on our plates each day. Called “essential” during this pandemic, they are being treated no differently than ever – with disrespect, abuse and endangerment. Farmworkers are risking their lives to grow and… Read more »

PHP’s Impact in the World

See PHP’s impact in just two colorful pages Learn how your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program made a difference in 2019. Front/back can be printed from your computer or emailed to share with your congregation. Download the Impact Report here And view this 3-minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program… Read more »

A remarkable and humble congregation

Working to end hunger and homelessness First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, Ohio, a Hunger Action Congregation, does what they can to answer the scriptural call for compassion and justice. And they’ve been doing it for decades – humbly! They don’t mention the preaching about hunger or the ceramic mugs they use instead of throwaways or… Read more »

Snapshots of the U.S. Food & Farm System: Pandemic Edition

Understanding our food and how it gets to us is no simple task. This overview is a snapshot of the situation of workers and dynamics in our country’s food and farm system. The goal was to outline the current situation in the pandemic and possible solutions for each part of the food chain. It is… Read more »

Slaughterhouse: Meat processing workers risk Covid-19 infection

meat processing with bones and meat on big table *** May 7, 2020 UPDATE:  Meatpacking plants have become national hot spots for the novel coronavirus. Of the 25 largest clusters of COVID-19 cases in the United States, six are tied to meat processing plants (the rest are prisons and nursing homes). At least 48 workers have died from the virus, and another 11,000 have… Read more »

Getting at the roots so we can harvest the fruit

PHP national work in tree graphic Presbyterian Hunger Program’s PHP Post is out – hot off the PDF press! Featuring stories from U.S. partners around the country, the Spring Edition is now available. This issue includes: Articles from grant partners in Chicago, North Carolina, and New Jersey Hopeful Action in Hard Times PC(USA) National Hunger Concerns Poster Panning out with Kathia… Read more »

Support Farm Workers (and Undocumented Residents) During this Crisis

farmworkers in strawberry field Invest in farm workers first! Food system workers, including the first line of workers – farm workers – are essential workers and deserve our gratitude and support! They are risking their lives to ensure that the rest of society can eat. Therefore, we join with our partners around the country in calling for safety, health,… Read more »

Veil lifted on factory farms!

touch guy piglet with straw in mouth First Nationwide Study Reveals Widespread Opposition The PC(USA) General Assembly in 2016 passed the On Advocacy Against Factory Farming resolution. The opposition to factory farms (CAFOs), where hundreds, sometimes thousands of animals are raised, seems to be growing in the United States. [See bottom for explanation of CAFO] The first nationwide survey on the topic,… Read more »