Catholic social teaching states that food is a basic and fundamental right of all human beings.
The drama of hunger in the world calls Christians who pray sincerely to exercise responsibility toward their brothers & sisters, both in their personal behavior and in their solidarity with the human family. The petition of the Lord’s Prayer cannot be isolated from the parables of the poor man Lazarus and of the Last Judgment.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Our world is burdened by the contradictions of an economic, cultural and technological progress which offers immense possibilities to a fortunate few, while leaving millions of others not only on the margins of progress but in living conditions far below the minimum demanded by human dignity. How can it be that even today there are still people dying of hunger?
Pope John Paul II
Government is a means to do together what we cannot accomplish on our own. It has the responsibility to promote the common good of all, especially ordinary workers and families who struggle to live in dignity.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes.
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