Local food: poverty and over-abundance

Food poverty (and over-abundance) is a problem in this country, as well as in many other parts of our world. It is a problem in this city, in this borough – and even in Chiswick.

Food is essential to our wellbeing. But food is often the first thing people cut back on – or sacrifice quality - if we cannot make ends meet. With rent and utility bills taking priority.

The Church Urban Fund has produced a five session course called Hungry for change to help us inform ourselves about food poverty in Britain, to reflect on what the Bible says about sharing God’s resources and to think about what we might do to ensure all in our community eat well.

Please join us if you can.

The sessions are on Wednesday evenings in the Vicarage 8.00-9.30pm.

(There will be food!!)

To give you a taster, here are some of the questions we’ll be asking:

18 April God gave us a fruitful world – so why do some have so little?

25 April Foodbank ‘shame’ and how we might do more with people than for people?

2 May Are Christians doing as much as we might to avoid waste and ensure no one in our community goes hungry?

9 May To what extent do those on the verge of hunger only have themselves to blame?

16 May Should Christians get involved in complex and difficult discussions about the welfare system and its possible shortcomings?

Posted by Martine Oborne