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World Food Day October 16th 2013

The theme for World Food Day 2013 is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. Read on to find out more.....

Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979, World Food Day, October 16, was first observed in 1981. Organizations around the world mobilize advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger.

World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.

The theme for World Food Day 2013 is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition" and the options to take action are endless. Here are some ideas:

  • Host a World Food Day meal
  • Join our social media campaign
  • Organize a food packaging event
  • Activate your campus
  • Walk to end hunger
  • Engage your local schools
  • Arrange a Food and Fund Drive
  • Inspire your faith community to action
  • Grow a garden
  • Join your local hunger coalition
  • Live on $1.25 a day
  • Volunteer your time


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