World Food Day: Where would we be without food? Indeed not at grocery shops, eateries, or Starbucks! We would not be anywhere for quite long because we require food to survive.
Food is noticed as a vital human right, yet one in nine people worldwide experience constant hunger. In 1945, the UN approved food as not a privilege but a right, and that’s why they founded World Food Day, celebrated every year on the 16th of October.
It’s a day of awareness to attract attention to the situation of the starving. So, today, join us in destroying hunger.
World Food Day was formed to admire the launch of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The primary purpose that World Food Day marks is the progress of food safety worldwide, particularly in times of pandemics. The start of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has performed a massive role in bringing this good intent forward.
Its recognition every year serves as a marker of the significance of this industry. It helps build awareness of the critical requirement for strong agriculture policies to be achieved by governments worldwide to ensure sufficient food is available for each one.
In recent times, World Food Day has worked its yearly day of recognition to concentrate on specific food security and agriculture features, including climate change, fishing communities, and biodiversity.
Although the Food and Agriculture Organization founded the day, many organizations worldwide mark this day. It involves the World Food Programme, as well as the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
You will witness that many companies get on board too, which is excellent. The more, the happier!
How to Celebrate World Food Day
● Give to a local food bank
In the United States, it’s averaged 1 in 7 humans depend on food banks as their chief or supplemental food source. Many of these working families undergo joblessness and cannot afford the necessary things to help their families breathe healthfully.
The most demanded items for food banks are non-perishable, healthy items rich in nutrients, such as beans, rolled oats, low-sodium soups, peanut butter, vegetables, and tuna canned in water.
● Support small scale farms
98% of the farms on the earth are family farms. They generally follow sustainable agriculture with plants inherent to the region, rotating crops, and limited pesticides.
Unhappily, many family producers cannot produce the crops required for their own survival and can undergo malnutrition without support. On World Food Day, buy regionally and help family farms.
● Raise money to end hunger
On this Day, there are usually many food drives. If you don’t know of a regional food drive, make one yourself and provide the food to a neighborhood food drive.
Worldwide there are hunger marches, food packaging rallies, or International Food Day dinners. Get engaged, and let’s complete world hunger!
● It helps increase awareness
Millions of humans experience the health effects of malnourishment, which destroys developing bodies and brains. That’s why it’s essential to build awareness of this fitness crisis and ensure food safety and the availability of healthy meals to everyone on the earth.
● It’s a reminder hunger can be ended
Our earth currently provides sufficient food to satisfy every human. However, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted or misused yearly (that’s about 20% of the food produced). This day serves as a reason to get involved, lessen food loss, and offer sustenance for millions.
● It brings attention to eating mindfully
Food is an excellent source of comfort and relaxation, but seldom we can overindulge. If we return to the focus of consuming mindfully, we can decrease the amount of food that’s misused and many humans that sleep with empty stomachs.
World Food Day Quotes
- “Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.” – Mike Johanns
- “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D Wolfelt
- “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill
- “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
- “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – JRR Tolkien
- “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi