Today, 16 October 2018 sees the world join together and spread the work of World Food day #WFD2018.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrate World Food Day each year to commemorate the founding of the organization in 1945. Events are worked on, pull together and delivered all over the world in 150 countries. The day marks one of the most celebrated days of the United Nations calendar.
But, World Food Day might not be what you expect. It isn’t about the best food across the globe or what’s good to eat and where (although we will be tickling your taste buds with that later on this week) – but instead about promoting worldwide awareness and encourage action for those who suffer from hunger. The day asks people to stand up and help ensure food security and nutritious diets are available for everyone. It a sad thing to know, that in 2018, there are still people in this world without food and water.
World Food Day is here to make a change and encourage others to ‘do their bit’ to help make that change. Everyone supporting the day is showing their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve #ZeroHunger by 2030. During the day, an average person is eating around 3 meals as well as snacking and most of us do this whenever we want to. It’s almost unimaginable that we would wake up and have nothing to eat.
Here are some facts for you
The world produces enough food to feed everyone and yet, 815 million people suffer from hunger. That is one in nine people. 60% of them are women.
1.9 billion people – more than a quarter of the world’s population – are overweight.
One-third of the food produced worldwide is lost or wasted.
We can all agree, that in a world like ours, with the resources we are blessed with, nobody should be hungry – the right to food is a basic human right.
For more information on #WFD2018 and #ZeroHunger, you can watch the promo video here.
Our actions are our future and we support #WFD2018 working for #ZeroHunger. Do you?