No hunger-free world without everyone Breaking Bread

 By World Vision staff World Vision is joining other NGOs, UN agencies and faith leaders to “break bread” at a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime. The event on Wednesday 21 September at the United Nations in New York is being hosted by UN agencies the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), Caritas Internationalis, Islamic Relief and the Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development. Called Breaking Bread, the interfaith event will highlight that the world's faith communities are crucial partners in successfully addressing the fact that 795 million people regularly go hungry.  The event, that takes places as the 2016 UN General Assembly gets underway, is an opportunity to deepen collaboration to help realise the Sustainable Development Goals. Especially important is the universal imperative of reaching SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Breaking bread is universally understood as sharing a meal. The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The event will feature plates of bread, or other simple food from each community, and quotes from religious traditions on food and sharing. It will begin with music and the words of the people we serve, followed by brief words from representatives from five faiths, who will break bread and outline how central food is to life and to the work of their communities.  Follow the event on social media #breakingbread #zerohunger and for the link to the Facebook live stream at 6pm Eastern Standard Time. 

Learn more about the Zero Hunger Challenge here.

Read more about the drive for inter-faith action here.