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Fast for Life: Resources

Use, adapt and share these resources for Ash Wednesday to reflect on the numbers of hungry people and the human suffering behind them.

When you use the resources below, please make sure that you give appropriate credit to the authors, publishers or artists for their contribution. More resources can be found by searching the Resource Library.

 

Worship and Bible Study Resources

Fast for Life Liturgy

PDF (EN,FR,SP)

"Prayer and Fasting" from Bishop Gomez, Caritas Bangladesh

Word (EN)

"From Waste to Wealth" Fr. Nithiya, ofm. Cap, Federation of Asian Bishops Conference

Word (EN)

"Ten Principles of Conscientious Living" Fr. Nithiya, ofm. Cap, Federation of Asian Bishops Conference

Word (EN, FR)

Fast for Life Prayer in Spanish and English from Mons. Gustavo Rodríguez Vega, Obispo de Nuevo Laredo, President of Caritas Mexicana

Word (SP/EN)

A Bible Study on Food Waste and Post-Harvest Losses by Ulrica Hanson, Church of Sweden

Word (EN)

"Food, Farming and Waste" - Bible Study by Revd. Dave Bookless

PDF (EN)

Lenten Reflection from Kathy Brown, Caritas North America

Word (EN)

Prayers on living gently on the planet from the Iona Community

Word (EN)

 

 

Action

Fast for Life Pledge

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Fast for Life Printable Pledges

PDF (EN)

Waste Tracker

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Weekly Meal Planner

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Food Quiz

PDF (EN)

Questionnaire for Farmers

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Questionnaire for Fisherfolk

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Questionnaire for Small Markets

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Questionnaire for Local Grocers

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

Questionnaire for Restaurant Tables

PDF (EN, SP, FR)

 

 

Learning

Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources

PDF (EN)

Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not (Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2013)

PDF (EN)

Global Burden of Disease 2010 (released December 2012)

The Lancet  CNN Article

Food waste: causes, impacts and proposals

PDF (EN)

Wasted: America is Losing Up to 40% of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

PDF (EN)

Retailer's Recipe for Fresher Food and Far Less Shrink

PDF (EN)

New Estimates for Household Food  and Drink Waste

PDF (EN)

Global Food Losses and Food Waste 2011

PDF (EN)

Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse - French Documentary by Agnes Vardato

VIDEO (FR)

Beast File - Food Waste

VIDEO (EN)

Food Waste = Money Waste

VIDEO (EN)

Good Transparency Food: Waste Not, Want Not

VIDEO (EN)

Life in the Age of Access

VIDEO (EN)

Taste the Waste

VIDEO (EN)

The big waste

VIDEO (EN)

The People's Supermarket

WEB (EN)

Running Head: Food Waste Reduction by the Implementation of Food Recovery Programs

PDF (EN)

Estimating and Addressing America's Food Losses, in "Food Review"

PDF (EN)

The Climate Change and Economic Impacts of Food Waste in the United States

PDF (EN)

Mind the Gap: Reducing Waste and Losses in the Food Supply Chain

PDF (EN)

Increasing food availability by reducing postharvest losses of fresh produce

PDF (EN)

Saving Water: From Field to Fork – Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain

PDF (EN)

The African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS)

PDF (EN)

Post-harvest Loss Reduction in Fisheries in Bangladesh: A Way Forward to Food Security

PDF (EN)

Wasting Food – An Insistent Behaviour

PDF (EN)

Understanding food waste – Key findings of our recent research on the nature, scale and causes

PDF (EN)

Food Inc. - A Documentary by Robert Kenner

Taste the Waste - A Documentary by Valentin Thurn

Nourishing the Planet

The Stop Wasting Food Movement

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart

"God Doesn't Do Waste" by Revd. Dave Bookless

The "Just Food?" Environment Resource Pack - Content List

DOC (EN)

American Wasteland by Johnathan Bloom

TED Talk regarding Food Production

Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for the Environment's Speech, November 2011

Urgent Call to Reduce Food Waste in the EU - European Parliament Press

 


Other Lenten Resources on Food

Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Fast for Change Lenten Resources

Canadian Foodgrains Bank's Lenten Resources

Finn Church Aid's Resources



Good Practices Map

The map below features good practices throughout the world, showcasing progressive actions by governments and other organizations in order to eliminate food waste.


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