Host a meal, share a recipe, and take action this World Food Day.
You may already be buying local produce or finding other ways to support farmers close to home. This season, connect your efforts in your own community to fighting hunger worldwide.
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On October 16, 1945 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded, built upon "its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved". Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honors that day and our commitment to defeating hunger.
Many think that hunger is about too many people and too little food. But that’s not true. Our planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child. Instead, hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. Right now, many farmers in poor countries—the people who grow the food the world relies on—don’t have the power to access the resources they need to thrive.
This year, gather in solidarity with people who grow the world’s food. Host a World Food Day dinner to foster a conversation with your friends about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how you can take personal actions that will help protect farmers and farmland around the world. Sign up to host a dinner and we’ll send you all the materials you need, including the world food day discussion guide to help inspire conversation and make your event a success.
You may already be doing your part to support farmers close to home. This fall, you can also help hard-working small-scale farmers around the world just by adding a couple of simple things to your routine. Start right in your kitchen—at your kitchen table. Try one of these recipes and share them with your friends.
Our GROW campaign offers five easy ways for people who care about hunger and farmers to help. Trying any of these principles, and encouraging your friends and family to as well, could make a real impact and help address the problem of millions of people that still don’t have enough food on their plates.
This World Food Day, use your power as a consumer to change the way some of the world’s biggest food companies do business. As demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it. Oxfam has found that companies that supply sugar to Coke, Pepsi, Associated British Foods and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and robbing them of their rights – leaving many homeless and hungry.Land grabs are the sugar industry’s bitter secret. But we can change this. You’re a consumer - big food and beverage companies care what you think. Get the facts and take action at BehindTheBrands.org.