Tips for a Greener Lent: Food
Updated: Apr 5, 2019
“We know that approximately a third of all food produced is discarded, and ‘whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor.’ “ - Laudato Si’ 50
“None of their members were ever in want,” Acts 24.34
Food waste is not only damaging to your pocket, it's also bad for the environment. Producing, moving, storing and cooking food uses energy, fuel and water -each of which let off greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.
Lord, you teach us to ask for our daily bread; - give us the generosity to share what we have with those in need in our parish and city.
TIP for a GREENER Lent: Make a food shopping list and stick to it. Cook only the required amount of food for each family meal.
Pope Francis has attacked a “culture of waste” and stressed that discarding food was like stealing from the world’s poor. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/10101375/Pope-Francis-says-wasting-food-is-like-stealing-from-the-poor.html
Useful Links about Food
https://www.justicematters.ie/justnow/ July 2016, March/April 2008
“Ever consider your food’s carbon footprint?" in Andersontown News 13 September 2008 pg 32