16 Oct 2014 (Thu)

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World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.
On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to create a world free from hunger and malnutrition. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number is zero.

World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 16 October 2045 in Quebec, Canada. First established by the in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people since 1981.

In North America, grassroots events and public awareness campaigns engage diverse audiences in action against hunger. From hunger walks and World Food Day dinners to food packaging events and food drives, there are many ways for people to be a part of solutions to hunger.

Each year, advocates come together to raise awareness and engage Americans and Canadians in the movement to end hunger. Led by the FAO Liaison Office for North America, the World Food Day USA & Canada Network includes over 60 organizations, universities and companies that are working to achieve a zero hunger world.
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