October 13-20, 2019
We envision a world where everyone has enough affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate food where no one is hungry, and where all who work in the food chain
are fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!
Join us in building more equitable and ecological food & farm systems!
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).
2019 Action Areas
CLIMATE JUSTICE: The climate crisis calls for action at every level — personal, institutional, national and global.
FAMINE: The resurgence of famine and extreme hunger in several parts of the world requires a rapid response.
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Actions to expand agroecology, food justice, and food sovereignty cool the planet and meet people’s need for sustenance, livelihoods, and agency.
The DAYS of the FOOD WEEK OF ACTION
SPECIAL KICK-OFF EVENT
Oct 10 — 2019 Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony — Livestream and Event in Ferguson, Missouri!
Join the Food Sovereignty Prize Livestream at 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT / 6:30pm MT / 5:30pm PT on the USFSA Facebook page.
Learn about the domestic and international honorees here
Oct 13 — Launch of Food Week of Action — Participate in and advocate on Bread for the World Sunday
Oct 15 — International Day for Rural Women
Stand with Farm Workers Against Gender-Based Violence using the Harvest of Justice Materials
Oct 16 — World Food Day — Hold a Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony Livestream Watch Party
Oct 17 — Participate in the Webinar – Brazil to US: Youth Leading Social Movements Today —
1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern – Presented by Levante Popular Da Juventude (Brazil) and the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Youth Collective; RSVP here
Oct 19 — Support Farm to School in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act — Calls to Senators and Representatives to cosponsor two related bills.
– The Farm to School Act of 2019 (S.2026, H.R.3562) – fact sheet
– Kids Eat Local Act (S.1817, H.R.3220) – fact sheet
Oct 20 — Preach about World Food Day and Support PHP’s Response to Famine — Help provide aid to Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia
Finally, celebrate the launch of Cincy Cleaning cooperative on October 21.
The team of ten immigrants has been hard at work shaping their co-op during the past 11 months. Excitingly, they were just awarded a $15,000 start-up loan from the Seed Commons Cooperative which allows them to officially launch on October 21. Cincy Cleaning Co is supported by one of Food Week’s co-sponsors, the Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative (CUCI). More here
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- PHP Response to Extreme Hunger and Famine
- Just Transition: A Framework for Change – from the Climate Justice Alliance
- Leaders of Color Discuss Structural Racism and White Privilege in the Food System from Civil Eats
- Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause to Hunger — from Bread for the World, as part of their Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation resources (new at org/simulation)
- Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action | Poner la Soberanía Alimentaria en Práctica (en español)
- International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development: IAASTD Fact Sheet: The IAASTD, a major international scientific report, concludes that in order to feed 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need to adopt the most effective and sustainable farming systems, and recommends a shift towards agroecology as a means of sustainably boosting food production and improving the situation of the poorest people and communities.
Bring food sovereignty to your church, community and town. Download the Food Sovereignty for All: Overhauling Our Food System with Faith-Based Initiatives Guide and make a plan to do the Just Eating? Practicing Our Faith at the Table curriculum. pcusa.org/justeating
Worship and Theological Resources
- Ten Commandments of Food
- Food Week bulletin Insert
- Food Week Liturgy
- World Food Day Prayer
- Seven Prayers for Food Week of Action
Agricultural Justice Project
Alliance for Fair Food
Bread for the World
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
CATA – The Farmworker Support Committee
Centre for Promoting Peace and Inclusion – India
Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative and Our Harvest Cooperative
Climate Justice Alliance
Common Ground Farm
Community to Community Development
Covenant Community Church
Creation Justice Ministries
Denver Food Rescue
Faith Action Network
Faith Presbyterian Church – Huntsville, AL
Food AND Medicine
Food Chain Workers Alliance
Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition
Frederick Food Security Network
The Good Tree
HEAL Food Alliance
Honoré Farm and Mill
The Integrated Rural Development of Weaker Sections of India
Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative
Jubilee USA Network
Life Giving Agriculture Forum of OIKOTREE – International
Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
National Family Farm Coalition
National Farm Worker Ministry
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Oikotree – India
Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Pesticides Action Network – North America
Plainsong Farm & Ministry
Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC(USA)
Presbyterians for Earth Care
Presbytery of Grand Canyon Peace & Justice Network
Presbyterian of the Western Reserve – Hunger Action Network
Real Food Media
Self-Help Credit Union
Somali Bantu Community Association
Soul Fire Farm
Student Action With Farmworkers
Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville – SAL
Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church
US Food Sovereignty Alliance