Thursday, October 16, 2014

World Food Day Addresses World Hunger

Happy World Food Day!  This internationally recognized day was celebrated today at the World Food Prize and around the world, by bringing together the citizens of the World to proclaim their commitment to eradicate hunger and discuss what actions need to be taken to achieve this.

On Tuesday, I asked you all to think through what you can do to address one of the key questions of this year's World Food Prize, "Can we feed 9 billion people by 2050?".  For me personally, it is easier for me to first think about what I can do for people in my "backyard."

  • Help your local food bank.  Check out my guide that includes six different ways to contribute.
  • Volunteer to organize meals or serve a meal yourself at your local soup kitchen.
  • Contact your local school to see how you can help with their efforts to feed their students.  Maybe your school has or needs a back pack program, or maybe an after-school snack program.

1 in 9 people worldwide are under nourished #WFD2014
Beyond the needs of my local area, state or even nation, there are needs throughout the World.  What can I do for the one in nine people worldwide that are under nourished?

  • Sign up to help package meals or make a donation towards a meal packaging initiative, such as Meals from the Heartland.
  • Participate in your local CROP Hunger Walk.
  • Support groups like Self-Help International, which partners with people in Ghana and Nicaragua on training and education for young farmers, micro-credit loans for women and school feeding programs.
What are you going to do to celebrate World Food Day?  What other ideas do you have?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

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  1. A nice post, Val. I appreciate your perspective of working first close to home to address hunger, then reach out further as your time and resources allow. A great approach.

    1. Thanks! I find it easier to get our mind about what is going on locally first, and then moving on world-wide.