To Go Forth is a blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD). The blog takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ challenge to go forth to the “peripheries” to share the Good News and stand in solidarity with those suffering poverty and injustice.
October 14, 2020
As we observe World Food Day on October 16, we hold in prayer our sisters and brothers experiencing hunger and malnutrition in Madagascar, across Africa and the world, and in our own communities.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, climate change, conflict and violence, scarcity of work, and poverty were already causing food insecurity for many communities around the world. Globally, chronic hunger has been on the rise since 2014. An estimated 2 billion people lacked access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food last year.