October 16, 2017

A 2-year-old girl eats a meal in an internally displaced camp in Riimenze, South Sudan, April 29. (CNS / Paul Jeffrey)

"Today the peoples in hunger are making a dramatic appeal to the peoples blessed with abundance."

—Pope Paul VI, in his 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio. Today, Oct. 16, is World Food Day, which commemorates the founding of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945, and promotes awareness and action to ensure food security for all.