One Human Family, Food for All


A farmer stands in his lush cassava field. Farmers Save Rainforest and Reap Rewards
No-till agriculture is helping Congolese farmers protect the world's second largest rainforest—and increase harvests.

Patricia Suzy Razafindrafara tends to her rice fields. Madagascar's Rice Revolution
See how a French Jesuit priest revolutionized the way farmers in more than 30 countries produce rice.

Khaire Nesa leads a women's self-help group Afghanistan's Women Breadwinners Beat Hunger
CRS helps women start businesses, which allows them to earn enough money to provide food for their families.

Ivania Castillo collects vegetables. Exit Strategy for Poverty: Linking Farmers to Better Markets
CRS is helping turn farmers across Latin America into entrepreneurs rather than just producers.

Youth from the Charleston Vicariate Youth Network participate in their annual Food Fast Fasting Against Global Hunger
Meet the deacon who led 600 parishioners in a day-long fast in solidarity with hungry people around the world.

On December 10, 2013, Caritas Internationalis, the international umbrella organization for Catholic Charities organizations, initiated Food for All, a world-wide campaign to combat hunger. Pope Francis launched the campaign with a video calling on all Catholics to intensify efforts to end hunger around the world. Read more

The Long Spoons

The allegory of the long spoons illustrates a simple but profound point about chronic hunger. Watch on YouTube.

Facts About Hunger

  1. Nearly 842 million people are suffering from hunger.
  2. 98 percent of people suffering from hunger live in developing countries.
  3. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
  4. Hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year.
  5. About 17 million children are born underweight annually, the result of inadequate nutrition before and during pregnancy.