Throughout Lent, which begins on 22 February, Christian Ecology Link (CEL) is asking supporters to think and act on food sourcing in their local church communities and further afield. They have launched a leaflet on the 'LOAF programme principles' in time for Shrove Tuesday on 21 February. The key LOAF principles are that food should where possible be: L- Locally produced; O- Organically grown; A- Animal friendly; and F- Fairly traded
CEL's Secretary, Barbara Echlin said: "Start the LOAF ball rolling in your own church by serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and make them with local free range eggs, organic milk and Fair Trade sugar."
Guidance for LOAF campaigners includes the suggestion to send the campaign letter to local church leaders and regional church administrators; and asking cathedrals, conference centres, educational venues and large churches with a refectory or cafe to take part.
CEL's Information and Analysis Officer, Jo Abbess said: "Good food is holy food - and good food comes from well-treated plants, animals and workers."
Green Christians are being encouraged to order free copies of the new LOAF leaflet to distribute during Fair Trade Fortnight, which runs from 27 February to 11 March 2012, by sending an e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org The leaflet can also be downloaded from http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/use-your-loaf.pdf