"Food for Life" is a National Catholic Television Ministry inviting people to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Pope John Paul II said, "It's time for all Catholics to make a personal decision to make Jesus Christ the Lord of their life.
"Food for Life" is a weekly Catholic and Canadian television program founded on Matthew 6:33: "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you." Founded in 1984 by Fr. Bob MacDougall, a Jesuit priest, Food for Life proclaims and teaches the Good News of Jesus Christ. With Fr. MacDougall's retirement in 1992, Fr. Bob Bedard and Fr. Roger Vandenakker of the Companions of the Cross began hosting the program.
"Food for Life" is now hosted by Fr. Mark Goring and Kathy Ovcjak and features many regular contributors including Fr. Terry Donohue and Chris Keyes. The program ministers to Catholics within their tradition and culture, preaching the Gospel message using an easily understood "layman's" phraseology.
The program's focus is on the Christian life from a biblical and Catholic perspective. Our hosts and featured guests share from their hearts Catholic teachings aimed at the relevance of faith and scripture in today's world: an aspect pleasing to many whose "religious education" ended with school.
"Food for Life" reaches people in a way that transcends denominational boundaries but is sensitive to the needs and spirituality of Roman Catholics. A strong emphasis is placed on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ coupled with local church involvement and participation.
"Food for Life" is not underwritten by any one organization but is made possible through the generous support of the weekly viewing audience.
The Food for Life Television Ministry provides spiritual food for a hungry world.
Jesus said, "It is written,
'One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work."