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Pope Francis: ‘The hungry ask us for dignity, not for charity’

Pope Francis: ‘The hungry ask us for dignity, not for charity’ – Echoing sentiments Vincent de Paul would express, Pope Francis spoke passionately on behalf of the more than 800 million hungry people in the world today

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April 4 National Fast to End Hunger

There will be a National day of fasting against hunger in Great Britain on Friday 4 April. Perhaps this is something other countries could emulate. Half a million people are going without adequate food in Britain. The End Hunger Fast initiative, which is being backed by Ekklesia and others, is inviting people across the country […]

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“End Hunger Fast”

This Lent, remember those who go without food – and help us tackle hunger This is the appeal from the Church Poverty website in the United Kingdom. The following contains much food for thought (pun intended) for people outside the United Kingdom and seems to enter into the spirit of the Lenten reading which ask […]

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Pope “Don’t look away!”

Pope Francis issued a video message to support the global campaign against world hunger, launched by Caritas Internationalis. The Pope asked Catholics not to “look the other way” from the “global scandal” of hunger, but rather “share in Christian charity” what they have with others. He also asked people to “make space in your heart for this emergency […]

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Irish SVDP leader on food poverty

Children in schools throughout Tipperary are going hungry every day because of a food poverty crisis according to a leading St.Vincent de Paul officer. Kieran Stafford, national vice president of St.Vincent de Paul, said food poverty was one of the biggest issues they had to deal with. “There are children, probably who have skipped breakfast, […]

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Hunger hits Home – Jeff Bridges

Hunger Hits Home, a compelling documentary broadcast on the Food Network and narrated by actor Jeff Bridges, puts a human face on hunger in the United States.  The program features policymakers, food providers, politicians and, most important, people in need. The documentary is an hour and well worth watching — and sharing: Watch “Hunger Hits Home” NOW.

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SVdP Capwiz Alert: House Seeks Food Stamp Deal

Help Prevent Drastic Cuts to SNAP  The “scandal of hunger” which Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI have addressed, the plight of our immigrant sisters and brothers seeking a decent way of life for their families, and the struggle that many poor, underemployed and unemployed people continue to face in our nation call for us […]

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