Don’t forget World Food Day is this Saturday, Oct. 16. It will be the 30th commemoration of the worldwide event designed to increase awareness and understanding of what needs to be done year-round to alleviate hunger globally.
The day is observed on Oct. 16 in recognition of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. This organization is the lead agency of the UN system for technical assistance, research and policy-making for world agriculture, fishing, forestry and rural development. The first World Food Day was commemorated in 1981.
Although we at Connecticut Food Bank are focused on alleviating hunger in our state, we understand that we are part of a larger community fighting hunger in our world.
Find out more about World Food Day by visiting World Food Day USA or reading this article, titled “Focus on Hunger on 30th World Food Day, 925 Million Still Hungry,” from Voice of America.
Make sure you sign the petition to end hunger at www.1billionhungry.org.
Posted by Gladys Alcedo, Communications Coordinator of Connecticut Food Bank