The “40 Days for Food Justice” project is a free, online Lenten resource for use in teaching, worship, or devotional practice, in which forty different voices speak out on behalf of food justice.

The “40 Days for Food Justice” project will be an online resource available in 2014, each day highlighting one individual offering their perspective on food justice: what food justice means to them and where they see people and communities at work to promote greater food justice.

A full understanding of this phrase - food justice - sometimes eludes people of faith, in part because the number of topics covered by the “food justice umbrella” are so diverse and wide reaching. The “40 Days for Food Justice” project will attempt both to acknowledge the diversity of issues, as well as give concrete, personal examples that will allow users to see the people affected by these issues.

Forty different people sharing their unique perspective on food justice will show online visitors to the project the diverse implications of our food and food policy choices, as well as the ways we each can work for greater food justice. This wide range of topics will include: fair trade, food waste, environmental implications, hunger and poverty, social and racial food inequality, congregational or community food justice projects, SNAP, food pantries and soup kitchens, farm-to-table and farm-to-school programs, biodiversity vs. monocultures, GMOs, school nutrition, fair food campaigns, and many more.

The project will not only provide forty different devotional or teaching resources, but will also provide a leaders’ guide, to help facilitate the use of the project in worship or other congregational settings.

The “40 Days of Food Justice” project is supported by the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing (MICAH) and the Presbytery of the Northern Plains. The project was founded by the Rev. MargaretAnne Overstreet, who serves as its editor-in-chief.

The “40 Days

for Food Justice” Project

The “40 Days for Food Justice” Project