This Friday is World Food Day, a time for those of us who have been blessed with material prosperity to pray for – and do something about – those who cannot afford to feed themselves or their families.
World hunger is at an all time high, and the current estimate is that more than 1 billion people are not getting enough food to eat. Yet food aid to the world’s poor is at a 20-year low. That makes it more important than ever that we have an event like World Food Day to raise awareness about the terrible effects of malnutrition, which causes weakness, disease, and ultimately death.
In fact, international groups such as the World Health Organization are calling malnutrition the greatest single threat to the world’s health – greater even than the combined dangers of AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Here at Cross Catholic, World Food Day is a 365-day-a-year event, as we fulfill our ongoing responsibility to deliver nutritious meals to starving families in developing nations as quickly and efficiently as possible, through Catholic school feeding programs and other great ministries.
We can’t make the hungry wait until tomorrow for the food they need today – and we need your help to succeed! CLICK HERE to learn how you can get involved in our fight against malnutrition.