World Food Day

Stand with farmers this World Food Day, Oct. 16. Host a meal, share a recipe, and take action.

About World Food Day

On Oct. 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.

Try a recipe

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. Applying 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 who still don’t have enough food on their plates.

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