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Pope Francis to UN chief: World hunger ‘a crime that violates basic human rights’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition. Read more

Children in South Sudan.

Food insecurity worsening in many countries, CRS warns

Mar 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis: ‘Be vigorous and resilient like legumes’

Feb 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has encouraged people to have resilience in the fight against world hunger, drawing inspiration from the hardiness of... Read more

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC.

USAID gives $900,000 to feed the hungry in Italy amid pandemic

Dec 4, 2020

The United States’ international aid agency has given a $900,000 grant to a Catholic group to provide food to people... Read more

Vatican diplomat urges solidarity in face of growing world hunger

Jul 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

According to a new report from the United Nations, an estimated 690 million people went hungry in 2019 -- 10... Read more

Vatican calls attention to growing food crisis from coronavirus

May 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The coronavirus emergency is also causing a food-related crisis, Vatican officials said Saturday, encouraging people to do their small part... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis encourages unity in the fight against world hunger

Jun 27, 2019

Pope Francis said Thursday that world hunger must be addressed by all nations and encouraged the cooperation of individuals, governments,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square April 17, 2019.

Pope Francis: Wasting food shows a lack of concern for others

May 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which... Read more

Pope Francis Aug. 12, 2018.

We will be judged for whether we shared 'our daily bread,' pope says

Mar 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how... Read more

Dumpster diving for the poor - How an Italian woman is feeding hungry families

Jan 2, 2018

After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times... Read more

Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit.

Friendship and from-scratch food served up at Fr. Solanus’ soup kitchen

Nov 18, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s a Franciscan custom to give food - even if that’s just a simple sandwich - to anyone who comes... Read more

Caritas Venezuela warns that 280,000 children could die of malnutrition

Oct 31, 2017

Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave... Read more

A look inside the little-known 'spoon trail' of Chile

Jan 4, 2017

Dawn breaks in the city of Santiago de Chile. Amid the hustle and bustle of the waking city, a narrow... Read more

Screenshot from Caritas Internationalis' video for its initiative to end world hunger.

Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Sep 3, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help... Read more


DC Catholics help bring Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry

Nov 28, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics in the nation’s capital are opening their hearts – and kitchens – to the poor, hungry and homeless in... Read more

A tractor turns the cover crop into the soil in preparation for planting in the Salinas Valley of Calif. on June 16, 2011.

Farm Bill should help the vulnerable, religious leaders urge

Nov 8, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics leaders in the U.S. asked members of Congress to place the needs of the poor at the center of... Read more

A volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen passes a serving tray down to the next section in Valdosta, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012.

Catholic agency hopes for lasting food aid reform

Apr 21, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic Relief Services is supportive of a proposal to make changes in the way that government food aid is delivered... Read more


Child malnutrition offends human dignity, warn Guatemalan bishops

Jan 30, 2013

The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala called on authorities to address the stark hunger and malnutrition facing thousands of children and... Read more