World Food Day at Cardinal Newman College in Preston took on a whole new delicious meaning this year.
Members of the CAFOD group were out in college giving away…..food!
Drawing attention to CAFOD’s Hungry for Change Campaign, staff and students were invited to sign a Hungry for Change campaign card in exchange for some free food.
On the same day, at the same time, CAFOD campaigners were handing in 50,000 Hungry for Change cards at 10 Downing Street.
As part of our Hungry for change campaign, we’ve been asking Prime Minister David Cameron to champion targeted aid to small-scale farmers and checks on the power of global food companies. In the last year, over 50,000 of you have signed one of our action cards to show your support for changes in government policy that will help stop one in eight going hungry. And it hasn’t stopped there – Cardinal Newman College students are adding their voices to thousands calling for an end to the scandal of global hunger.
Students and staff baked cakes and chatted to other students and staff about why they were marking World Food Day in this way.
So was it worth doing?
‘Absolutely – we raised awareness, got about 200 campaign cards signed, and people got free cake!’ said Patrick, one of the organisers.
‘A small action like signing a campaign card can go a long way – if all the students took 2 minutes to fill one in, we’d have 2000 extra supporters of the campaign, which is significantly big.’ he continued.
If you haven’t taken CAFOD’s Hungry for Change action yet, there’s still time as our campaign continues until well into 2014. Take action here and join the thousands of others calling for a more just world.
‘When young people get involved in making the world a better place they bring with them an infectious energy. I’m so impressed with the students of Cardinal Newman College for seeing this through. It’s not easy approaching people you don’t know and chatting to them about something as basic as the right to food. I’m getting feedback that they feel it was worthwhile. It’s inspiring to see these Year 12 and 13 students leading the way. It gives us all hope. Huge thanks to you all.’ remarked Rosa Trelfa from CAFOD Lancaster.
A brilliant start to the academic year for the CAFOD group at Preston’s Cardinal Newman 6th Form College. Onwards….