Time and again Jesus warned us against selfishness and greed and called us to feed the hungry and show special concern for those who are poor. In the story of the Last Judgment, Jesus reminds us that one of the fundamental measures of our lives will be how we cared for people in need: "For I was hungry and you gave me food" (Mt 25:35). For I Was Hungry & You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers and Farmworkers, USCCB
The presence of so much hunger and poverty in our communities, nation, and around the world is a grave moral scandal. For I Was Hungry & You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers and Farmworkers, USCCB
Food Justice: An equitable approach to a food system that ensures access to fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate food that is fairly distributed, that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, with consideration for the well-being of the land, workers and all creation.
"As Catholics, we must come together with a common conviction that we can no longer tolerate the moral scandal of poverty in our land and so much hunger and deprivation in our world." A Place at the Table, USCCB