World Food Day

newsoct14Medical Mission Sisters join the worldwide community of justice seekers by marking World Food Day on October 16.  It is estimated that 842 million people are hungry in our world today. That translates to 1 in 8 persons not having enough food for an active, healthy life. This year’s World Food Day theme, “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition,” looks at the long term.  For there to be healthy people in our world, there have to be healthy food systems.  And for there to be healthy food systems, nations, local communities and individuals must all work together.  In Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America, we are part of that effort.  As long as any child, woman or man has to go without food, World Food Day needs to be an every day not a once-in-365-day observance.

Photo: A woman in Africa works hard to attain food security for her family and for her local community.