Feeding the hungry as a work of mercy

Bangladeshi migrants raise up their plates to ask for more food as breakfast is served by volunteers at a shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia's Aceh Province, May 19, 2015. Pope Francis said people must stop wasting, start sharing food and other resources. (CNS photo/Beawiharta)
This article appears in the Works of Mercy feature series. View the full series.

As shared last week, NCR launched an Instagram account, and during Lent, the account is largely focusing on bringing to life the corporal works of mercy. In this second week, we're looking at feed the hungry, with a list of stories below that highlight this work.

As you explore the stories, do you find yourself reflecting on hunger or recall having participated in activities that feed the hungry? Share your experience with us with an Instagram comment or by email.

We're highlighting the works of mercy not in a spirit of self-promotion, but to celebrate our community: the NCR family, the Catholic community and the global community. May we all have a deeper Lenten experience suffused with meaning, community and mercy.

Feeding the hungry:

EPA recruits faith groups to help end food waste

Ending hunger requires changes in lifestyles, production, pope says

Pope's Quotes: Dignity

Kenya's Catholic church to fight hunger by farming its vast land reserves

Global Sisters Report: Q & A with Sr. M. Ivanna B. Ennemoser, who serves the disadvantaged in Kenya

Pope's Eco Quotes: An inalienable right

Pew Catholics take command to feed the hungry seriously

Pope's Eco Quotes: People, not numbers

US farmers, Francis talk at Vatican

Pope's Eco Quotes: The culture of waste

Global Sisters Report: Create a farm, anchor a community in life

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