World Food Day 2019:
Healthy, Affordable, Sustainable Diets for All
Sunday, October 13, 2019
St. Therese School
311 Shropshire Pl NW
Listen to stories of hope, of individuals promoting environmental sustainability and addressing hunger.
This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.
Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about working to alleviate hunger, but also nourishing people, while nurturing the planet.
Starting in the St. Therese school garden, we will hear from the East Valencia Urban Garden Project and from the students who tend the school garden.
We will then process across the street to Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus Church, where we will learn about The Garden's Edge and its Guatemalan partner Qachuu Aloom, about the South Valley farmers association Agri-Cultura Network, about a cooperative effort between the Lighthouse Muslim community and the Albuquerque Baha'i Community to feed people who are homeless in Albuquerque.
We also hope to hear from a local Jewish congregation that has been involved with helping Central American refugees and a student who urged the Albuquerque Public School Board to change the district’s policy of counting SNAP eligibility for Title I funding (as opposed to counting school lunch forms).
Please bring fruits and vegetables to share at a reception following the event.
Parking at St. Therese School and across the street at St. Therese Church.
Sponsors: Interfaith Hunger Coalition, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, St. Therese School, St. Therese pf the Infant Jesus Parish, Surgite: A Sacred Dance Company. World Food Day theme song composed and led by David Poole.