Monday, October 24, 2016

World Food Day

Last Sunday was World Food Day -- a day designated to raise public awareness about the global struggle against hunger and malnutrition and inspire solutions for lasting change.
Don't worry if you missed it.  You can make a contribution any day.
The Presbyterian Church, through our World Service and Development division works in partnership with organizations such as Canadian Foodgrains Bank, to end world hunger.  
Just a few facts:

  • There is enough food in the world to feed everyone, but around 800 million people do not have enough to eat.
  • Roughly 97 per cent of hungry people live in developing countries.
  • Unfortunately, the people who are most food insecure are rural farmers -- at least 70% of small-holder farmers regularly go to bed hungry.
  • hunger and malnutrition hit children hardest.  A lack of nutrient-rich food puts children at a higher risk for stunted growth and disease.
Canada used to claim the title "bread basket to the world." Today Canadian farmers are heavily involved in supporting Canadian Foodgrains, providing food, assistance, and knowledge to allow farmers in developing countries improve their own production.
To help, you can donate directly to Canadian Foodgrains Bank or donate to Presbyterian World Service and Development either through their website or in your weekly envelope.

If it seems this blog has been a lot about giving recently, it's because October is Mission Month at SPPC and because we are commanded by God to be generous. 

 Luke 3:11 – He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. (KJV)

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.(KJV)

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