Will Green, pictured below dressed as a loaf of bread (!), and his sister Anna (on the right of the picture) are taking up a challenge during Lent, and invite you to join them. Will explains…
“As part of CAFOD’s Hungry for Change campaign I’m going to try to live in solidarity with the millions of people around the world who live on only £1 a day for all their food needs. I will do this for a week during Lent, and I invite you to try it too, perhaps for a day. This will give you an insight into what its like for almost 1 billion people in world (that’s the same as the populations of Europe, Canada and Australia combined!) who survive on as little as that.
We want to spread the word that hunger kills more people than Aids, malaria and TB combined and that we, as British citizens, want our government to put a stop to it.
We want to get people talking about unfair food distribution. Follow me on Twitter throughout Lent: @1poundadaywill and share your own blogs, meal ideas, video diaries…”
Will will also be posting his reflections on this blog during his challenge (from 14th – 20th March), so watch this space for updates. Could you take up the challenge too? Can you live on £1 for a day? Make it part of your Lenten fasting, tell your friends, relations and work colleagues about Will’s tweets and blogs, and use them yourself to reflect on the injustice of the current food distribution system and pray for world leaders who have the power to do something about it.
The Hungry for Change campaign is calling for:
- Empowering aid for small-scale farmers, especially women, to help them access markets and increase their income, bargaining power and voice in decisions.
- Checks on the power of global food companies, requiring them to report on the lobbying they do and their impacts on human rights – and to ensure that workers in global supply chains get a fair deal.
CAFOD is part of the Enough Food For Everyone IF… coalition campaign. Sign up for updates here