This Harvest, students and young people from across the Hallam diocese will be taking part in the ‘Big Share’ to raise money for Catholic aid agency CAFOD and help the millions of people in the world who go to bed hungry.
They will be learning about children who live in communities around the world, cooking up food from different countries and sharing it together.
Around the world, one in eight of all men, women and children in the world go to bed hungry. There is enough food to feed everyone but the way it is grown, sold and distributed means that some of the world’s poorest people do not get their fair share.
Joseph Donleavy from the Hallam office team said:
“Harvest is usually a time to celebrate the gifts of the land and remind ourselves of all the good things God provides. However, for many living in some of the poorest parts of the world there simply is not enough food. It doesn’t have to be this way and we’re so proud of our young people for their willingness to share whatever they can to help those living in desperate circumstances in other countries. It is their self sacrifice for the benefit of others, and solidarity with those who suffer that testifies most to the love that Jesus had for one and all.”
CAFOD’s school fundraising officer Jo de Paula said:
“We’re really grateful for the support of all the schools taking part in the ‘Big Share’ this Harvest. The money that will be raised will equip communities in some of the poorest parts of the world with the skills and tools to feed themselves now and in the long term. People like Mayling and Marta, who with CAFOD’s help have learned how to keep bees. The honey not only gives them energy but they can also sell it to buy food.”
If you would like a member of the CAFOD team in Hallam to visit your school or youth group to tell you more about ‘Big Share’ please get in touch with us at the office on 0114 2687817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org