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September 9, 2014

Food for All!

Filipina woman with rice

 

 

The Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 12 through Sunday Oct. 19 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).

Daily actions are provided below, and see the Food Week of Action page for priority action, worship materials and more: http://pcusa.org/foodweek

Oct 12 - Ask your pastor to preach on World Food Day AND register for the Monday, Oct. 13 webinar on the Future of Food: http://bit.ly/wfd-food
* Download the 2013 liturgy http://bit.ly/wfd-2013 2014's will be ready soon!

Oct 13 - Support Fair Trade and defeat the undemocratic Fast Track ~ http://bit.ly/wfd-trade

Oct 14 - CIW Action Day ~ Encourage the fast-food holdout to do the right think! http://ciw-online.org/wendys

Oct 15 - International Day for Rural Women ~ Learn how the United Nations is supporting economic empowerment of rural women http://bit.ly/wfd-women

Oct 16 - World Food Day ~ Push for strong EPA Farmworker Protection Standards http://bit.ly/wfd-epa

Oct 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty ~ Help end land grabs http://bit.ly/wfd-landgrabs

Oct 18 - Minimum Wage Act ~ Livable wages for restaurant and fast food workers http://bit.ly/wfd-wages

Oct 19 - Climate Justice ~ Educate yourself and others http://pcusa.org/foodweek and join the Climate Justice movement http://ourpowercampaign.org/

Categories: Advocacy, Food Justice, Hunger, Justice

Tags: advocacy, fao, food day, food week, foodweek, october 16, pcusa, poverty, presbyterian, rural women, world food day


September 1, 2014

Plant the Seed

The Boston Food Justice YAV program ended 2 weeks ago and since its end I have been doing some soul searching and job searching. I'm back at home readjusting to life in my hometown and trying to figure out where I go from here. Part of me know what I want to do and is ready to get started. Another part of me is holding on to my old ways, my apprehensive ways.

I want to build gardens. I want to build gardens that provide produce to those in need. I want these gardens to be a place where ...

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August 6, 2014

Rotting in the Crate

I work at a food pantry that supplies fresh produce and non-perishables for countless individuals and families. Just today we had 18 clients visit us in just an hour and a half! These clients range from individuals and couples to families of 6 or more. They are all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, personalities and so on. There is rarely a dull day at our pantry.

That is even more true now. A local grocery store chain, embattled in a family feud, has had managers walk of the job (and some have been fired subsequently) and workers protesting outside stores. Produce ...

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August 6, 2014

It's Broken

I found out today that I have had a fractured foot for the past four years. I broke it in a car accident that I don’t really like to talk about, and my foot has hurt ever since.

 I can walk, I can run, I can ride a bike, I can hike, I can eat a burrito while standing on one foot, but it hurts all the time.

 The healing process was complicated because this break is easily missed, and so I walked around for three weeks before anyone told me it was broken. Then they said it would ...

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July 30, 2014

The Ties that Bind and Divide Us

One thing I have learned in my year in the Boston Young Adult Volunteer program is that food is a great equalizer. 

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