Our October Justice Café Topic is Food Justice.
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“When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
~ Archbishop Dom Helder Camara
Reflect & Explore (Before the Cafe)
- Reflect on what your spiritual tradition teaches about food for the hungry
- Pay attention your use of food. Where does it come from? How easy is it to find healthy food? How much food do you waste?
- Look for stories of food justice in news and global events.
- Explore the topic further using the "learn more" links below
Learn More (Before and After the Cafe)
- Visit these websites to learn more about the critical issues and real life stories
- Watch a video clip about food justice
Continue the Conversation (After the Cafe)
- Visit the Conversation Blog
- Connect with young adults in other cities in the main Discussion Blog
- Post an update from your Justice Cafe conversation
- Share action suggestions and continue the conversation
- Watch a video clip and post a comment
Act for Justice
- Sign this World Food Day Petition to address food volatility in commodities markets
- Host a screening/discussion of film related to food justice such as:
- The Dark Side of Chocolate, Food Inc., Fresh, Future of Food, King Korn
- Host a Hunger Banquet on your campus or spiritual community to raise awareness and funds for an organization that promotes food justice
- Consider participating in one or more of the following food justice challenges:
- First Fridays for Food Security-Eat meals that only cost as much as the allotted amount for families using food stamps or snap on the first Fridays of each month between now and April 6
- Food Stamp Challenge-During the week of October 27-November 3 eat only food that fits within the food stamp allotment
- $2 Meal Challenge-Worldwide, 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day. Cook just one meal for that amount (sample recipes)