World Food Day (WFD) – 16 October 2011
World Food Day is a yearly event put together by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to raise funds to feed the world’s chronically hungry.
[T]here have never been so many hungry people in the world.
World Food Day is on October 16 to remind us that every day there are empty bowls and critically hungry people world wide.
Let’s make every day World Food Day.
- blog from OUR kitchen WFD posts:
» Masala Dosa and a Reminder; Dragon Tail Baguettes (WBD/WFD); Broa – Portuguese Corn Bread (BBB October 2010); Event Announcement: World Food Day (2010)
» A billion for a billion (2009)
» the staff of life (2008)
- UN World Food Program:
» A billion for a billion
» FAO of the UN: Imagine achieving food security in times of crisis
» 10 things you can do to fight hunger
The online billion – (that’s you, by the way) – has to step up and help the hungry billion… How? By spreading the word, and by making people think…
There are impoverished and hungry people everywhere in the world. And there are many organizations attempting to feed these people. Here are just a few possibilities. Please look in your community for others:
- Daily Bread Foodbank
- Second Harvest (Second Harvest: donations in two specific areas: Funds & Food)
- Ontario Association of Food Banks
- Canadian Association of Food Banks
- Action Against Hunger
- Freedom from Hunger
- The Global FoodBanking Network
- The Hunger Project
- Relief Web: Global Food Crisis
- World Food Program: Bloggers Against Hunger fighting hunger worldwide
- World Vision Give a Gift
Please remember when giving your donations to ensure that the relief agency you have chosen already has operations set up in the area. Also, it’s a good idea to ask their advice about whether it is best to specify “greatest need” on your donation. They know best where the moneys really need to go.
And don’t forget about these sites online.