It’s World Food Day again, and in case you missed it last year, today is the day that we put aside everything else to help fight world hunger, one small action at a time. There are almost 900 million hungry people in the world today (about 1 in 8 on the planet!), and that number will only keep rising if we don’t do something about it. Because of this, in 1979, United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization started putting together agricultural cooperatives that will provide much of the extra food needed to feed more than 9 billion people by 2050.
There are many ways in which you can help this great cause. At WorldFoodDayUSA.org, you can learn about the different events that are being held in order to raise money and awareness, and you can also get some ideas on how to host your own. Here are some of the ideas listed on the website:
- Host a World Food Day meal
- Organize a food packaging event
- Walk to end hunger
- Grow a garden
- Engage local schools
- Volunteer your time
- Raise money for the effort
Even a small donation to the cause would make a difference, and could save a person’s life. So get started today, put on your chef coat and help put an end to world hunger.