Sustainable Development, Food Security and Support in Crisis
"The Primate's World Relief Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Canadian Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development and justice. And it's making a difference in the world." One of the major focuses of PWRDF is food security. Simply put, food security means access to healthy nutritious food. Households that are "food insecure" are those that do not consistently have this access. Food security is not simply a problem of lack of enough food; it concerns power dynamics at work in the world. To create food security for all people we have to think about who grows/produces food and how, who is empowered to make decisions about the production and the trade of food, access to work and the work wages, food waste, and how agriculture is affected by climate change. PWRDF's campaign "Fred Says Food Security" is a three-year campaign to raise awareness and act locally and globally. Programs include a rice mill in the Philippines, a spirulina tank in India, and certified seeds in the Diocese of Masasi.
Join us October 11, 2015 at our 10am Choral Eucharist for our annual PWRDF Sunday - the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania, the Rt. Rev. James Almasi, will be making us a visit! And we will take up a special collection for PWRDF. The Diocese of Masasi is one of our companion dioceses.
Check out the PWRDF video below about another food security program - the school lunch program in Haiti.