The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations created World Food Day in 1945. The goal of the FAO is to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition and to effectively manage the global food system. World Food Day events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events are planned to raise awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire change.

It is interesting that we commemorate World Food Day near our annual celebration of Thanksgiving. We, who have so much to be thankful for, always need to be aware of those who don't. This season, our Social Justice Committee is offering some resources to be used in parishes or personally to help us remember those who are not as fortunate as we are and learn specifically about the positive impact international development can have on improving food security around the world. We hope you will find them helpful.

These online resources can be accessed through this "live PDF document," which can be downloaded via the link directly below.