Let World Food Day inspire you to be a part of the solution to ending world
hunger. The first World Food Day started on October 16, 1981. It was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This day offers the opportunity for collaborative efforts to bring about change to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The day also highlights achievements in food security and agricultural development. The theme for World Food Day 2013 is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”.
With an estimated 842 million hungry people on the planet, two billion people worldwide lacking micro-nutrients vital for good health, and almost 60 percent of the world’s ecosystems at degraded or used unsustainably, mostly due to the environmentally harmful effects of our current food systems, much work needs to be done. Join many this October 16th. Check out the link here for registered events or sign up to host an event! If you can’t make an event, donate to your local food coalition, join the social media campaign or find more ideas, click here.