The Food for Life Campaign seeks to educate, inspire and mobilize faith communities to take action for increased food security and sustainable agriculture.
What we eat; where we source our food; how we cultivate, raise animals and fish; how we treat the environment; how we address inequity and injustice related to food - are all existential issues for humanity. But they are also profoundly political and deeply spiritual dimensions that influence the present and future of humanity, creation and the world.
Millions of people experience hunger and malnourishment related to conflict and climate change. Almost a billion face chronic hunger and malnutrition, while well over a billion face the health consequences of obesity, as poor diets high in cheap, processed foods are leading to a rise of non-communicable diseases.
At the same time, between one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted.
Food as a right, a need, and a responsibility
The WCC Food for Life Campaign works to ensure that decisions taken within the United Nations processes do not negatively impact global food security, the lives and livelihoods of smallholder food producers or increase competition for their lands.
To achieve this, the campaign:
- Promotes just and sustainable food systems through international policy and practice
- Mobilizes action and reflection for food justice
- Provides opportunities for education and formation on the right to food and sustainable agriculture among faith communities