Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide array of neighbors who help feed us.
- Incentives for farmers to take on sustainable practices.
- How can YOUR church start a Community Garden – ELCA World Hunger gathered inspiration and practical tools: in English (click) or Spanish (click).
- Does your food pantry and meal sharing consider reverence for food and waste reduction? Be sure to check out Page 17 of the Feeding Ministries Guide create by ELCA World Hunger (Download here).
- Bring your faith to the table and act our your care for our farming neighbors.
- Related Connections Call:
> Thoughts on mindful eating from Hunger Advocacy Fellow, Nicole Newell, from March ’20 Connections Call (starting at minute 16)
>Pastor Nelson Rabell-Gonzalez during this Sept ’20 call re: intersections of climate, farming & immigration (~ minute 21).
> Perspectives on Animals as Food Resources & related call recording with Bowers Farm
> How Church Soil Can Feed the Soil – including call with 3 churches using their land as a resource for all
- How can soil health slow climate change?
- Climate Change & Hunger (Vimeo Seminar with Ryan Cumming of ELCA World Hunger – Oct. ’22)
- What does Hunger have to do with Climate Change?
- What are alternatives to industrial/corporate farming and what does it take? The Biggest Little Farm can offer a great youth group or adult education activity.
- Consider what our fellow church communities in rural areas face as farmers are increasingly stressed-(read here).
- Future Friendly Farming (2011 Case studies)
- Compared to the idealized image of a farm, how do these images reflect the difficult and risky labor that goes into feeding others? How can you take these images with you to make decisions at the grocery store or next time you pray before a meal?: