York Youth Hungry for Change

Young people in York conduct Advent Service to show their hunger for change.

Young people preparing for the Hungry for Change Advent Service

Young people preparing for the
Hungry for Change Advent Service


CAFOD’s Hungry for Change campaign opens our eyes to a harrowing truth: “We live in a world where 870 million people go hungry yet we actually produce enough to feed everyone. The way we share food just isn’t working”.

On the eve of 27 November at St. George’s Church, York, a team of young people from local churches came together to produce what was a truly inspiring Advent Service, adding their voices to the campaign against the state of the worldwide food system.

Young people participating in the Advent Service

Young people participating in the
Advent Service

Running up to the CAFOD Advent Service, the youth from St Aelred’s, St George’s, and English Martyrs’ churches had been learning about the way food is produced, distributed, and wasted across the world. As many others have found when discovering the way in which we live in comparison to others, something needs to be done and something can be done. The team of young people set out to tell others what they had learnt, and encouraged the congregation to pass on the message given that evening.

People came from parishes all across the city. After hearing the story of the feeding of the five thousand, everyone was given the opportunity to sign campaign cards – to encourage the Prime Minister to take action for a fairer food system worldwide.

Not only did the young people manage to inspire many hearts that evening but nearly £200 was raised for CAFOD.

Thank you to all who were involved! As you discovered, we really do have the power to make a difference.

Inspiring hearts hungry for change

Inspiring hearts hungry for change

Why not show that you’re hungry for change? Take action!

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