2015 Share Lent campaign resources

Almost one billion people still suffer from hunger on our planet. That 1 in 9 people are hungry on a daily basis is a scandal that we must face together, as one human family. It is only through a united spirit of solidarity that we will be able to end this grave injustice.

When he launched the Caritas campaign to end hunger, Pope Francis invited each of us to make space in our hearts “for this emergency of respecting the God-given rights of everyone to have access to adequate food.” By leading the Share Lent campaign in your community, you are joining members of Development and Peace across Canada and people of faith around the world who are acting in charity and justice to ensure that we all share in the abundance of the Earth that God created for all.

From the Share Lent Liturgical Resources to the Mini-magazine to the Prayer Card, we hope that this material will help you raise awareness about the issue of global hunger and raise funds for the urgent and necessary work of Development and Peace around the world. Thanks to your commitment and the generous donations we receive, Development and Peace is working to build a more just food system, and a more just world.

  • Solidarity Calendar

    Click here for the web activities in the calendar >


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  • Food Map: It all starts with a seed

    Drag seeds to match the foods they produce! Test your knowledge of seeds and learn where some of our most popular food items come from along with fun facts! Play this educational game online right here: www.devp.org/foodmap

  • Fill-in-the-blanks & Wordsearch (Grades 2-4)

    Here is Ernesto’s Family Farm story from Bolivia.
    Fill in the blanks in the story and find them in the wordsearch.


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  • Crossword and Fill-in-the-blanks (Grades 4-6)

    Jamie and Miranda at the market
    Do the crossword puzzle and fill in the blanks in the story.


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  • THINKfast Pamphlet
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  • Activities

    Plenty of educational activities, prayers and reflections for your THINKfast, classroom, workshop or meeting on the issues of food and hunger and other issues!

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  • Global Reality Meal

    Participants will gain insight into hunger through an effective dramatization of the inequality of our world. Few leave a Global Reality Meal with full stomachs, but all leave filled with greater understanding of the problems of global hunger and poverty and are motivated to take action.