Our new campaign: Fix the Food System
We’ve launched our new campaign, Fix the Food System. The way we produce food isn’t working. Giant corporations put profits before people, and most of the 800 million people who don’t get enough to eat are small farmers. The global food system is also one of the biggest drivers of climate change. We need ways of producing food that protect people and the planet, and we need your parish to get involved to help bring about change.
Our activity for groups in parishes is called Fix the Food System: a 7 station journey. Based on learning and discussion, the activity suits groups of any size, although 10-30 people would be ideal. It lasts around one hour.
If you are the Campaign Volunteer in your parish you should have received a small pack of resources in the last week or will do this week. There’s a leader’s guide, and a leaflet for each participant. Please order the number of leaflets you need by visiting the CAFOD online shop. If you didn’t receive a pack in the post, you can order both the guide and the leaflet.
For more information about the campaign, see here. And do join us on Wednesday 11 May at 7pm for an online talk about our campaign. Sign up here.
Family Fast Day and Walk Against Hunger in Lent
Thank you so much for all your efforts this Lent. We were delighted to see so many parishes taking collections for Family Fast Day again after a couple of challenging years.
You helped us raise over £300,000 by taking part in the Walk Against Hunger.
There were nearly 1,500 schools, communities and individuals joining in the fun.
Thank you for your continuing commitment and support for the 200 million children around the world who are at risk of malnutrition.
Every £1,000 raised through Walk against Hunger means that a climate-resistant greenhouse can be built in a remote community facing the worst of the climate crisis.
It can also help to teach local school children how to grow highly nutritious, healthy vegetables all year round.
Special mention to the Star Walkers and friends from Our Lady Star of the Sea, Mumbles who raised £2760! St Richard Gwyn Chaplaincy team, Barry: £1595; St Teilo & St Bride’s, Tenby: £1405. Huge thanks to everyone who took part, either as an individual walker or as part of your parish Community walk. This is a tiny snapshot of walks around the dioceses. You are all stars!