Augustinians Support World Food Day: October 16

Augustinians of the Midwest are encouraged to mark the United Nations' World Food Day, October 16, 2015, in their communities and ministries. The Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.

For I was hungry and you gave me no food.
— Matt 25:14

These words of Jesus enable us to understand the deep significance in God’s eyes of meeting the fundamental needs of every man and woman. Care for the hungry and needy is an essential part of the Christian message and of traditional Catholic moral teaching.

2015 Theme - Social Protection and Agriculture:  Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty

With the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty,” World Food Day for 2015 focuses on improving the quality of life for small subsistence farmers who, in many parts of the world, cannot earn enough to provide enough food or other necessities for all the members of their families.

Social protection is a blend of policies and resources designed to help such families move out of a cycle of hunger and poverty, or to keep them from falling into such a cycle.

World Food Day 2015 provides an invitation to learn more about the challenges faced by rural farm families in many parts of the world.  World Food Day is an opportunity for learning, reflecting, praying, acting against hunger. 


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Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.