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Farm Bill Time!

farm bill graphic It’s time to begin raising our voices about the kind of food and agriculture we want for our towns, states and country — a food system that is equitable and sustainable! One that ensures the right to food for all and supports the workers and farmers who feed us! With that goal in mind, we’ve… Read more »

Can we have dignity in a world that crosses ecological limits?

people with signs in TIAA building in DC The Presbyterian Hunger Program has been active in a transnational campaign that attempts to slow down the financialization of land – land grabbing – by  universities and retirement companies, in particular TIAA, a retirement fund management firm that invests the retirement monies of teachers and nonprofits around the US. TIAA has become the largest  purchaser… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: On Debt Payments to Farmers and Ranchers

bee on flower Rural Coalition Statement on USDA Implementation of Debt Payments for Underserved Farmers and Ranchers OCT 18, 2022 The United States Department of Agriculture today announced the phased implementation of the $3.1 billion in critical debt relief for distressed borrowers of direct or guaranteed loans whose agricultural operations are at financial risk enacted in August in… Read more »

One hundred on World Food Day!

One hundred! That’s how many Hunger Action Congregations we are celebrating on World Food Day, October 16, 2022. Congregations around the nation are serving thousands of meals for people in their communities each week; growing food in community gardens and often donating from the abundance; offering shelter for many through their ministries with people experiencing… Read more »

2022 Food Week of Action Features Virtual Events

worc and food sov ghana photos Join these Virtual Food Week Activities: Breaking the Imperialist Food Chains: Online Forum on the Global Food Crisis October 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) An online forum is organized to expose how the continued and intensified neoliberal offensive is taking place in our food systems amid the global food crisis; critique the recent efforts of… Read more »

Mark 2022 Food Week as World Faces Food Crisis

hands holding rice For about a billion people in the world, every day is a food crisis. This year, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and regional shortages spread the pain even wider. Here in the United States, food chain supply issues, inflation, and the end of COVID policies like the universal school meal program threaten food security…. Read more »

Weaving our Way to Wholeness

Jim and wife holding dairy farm sign While wholeness may be the ultimate goal, in the meantime, I value determined weaving. The wholeness we seek may be beyond our reach given the lack of maturity of Homo Sapiens Sapiens (such a self-congratulatory term), but weaving with those you care about is good, true and (while definitely messy) beautiful! Today, the gift I… Read more »

An Affordable Housing Crisis, But Not Without Solutions

two women celebrating Applying community organizing strategies, PHP’s partners are making huge strides to address the crisis in home ownership, which you’ll read about in my colleague Jenny’s article below. But with a dearth of as many as 5.5 million housing units, it will take much more, including new policies and incentives at local, state and national levels,… Read more »