“World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed each October 16th in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The first World Food Day was in 1981. In the United States the endeavor is sponsored by 450 national, private voluntary organizations.” (source: worldfooddayusa.org)
I decided to do what I could today, we have a great organization out here called Northwest Harvest. It is a big food bank out here. Jared and I had to go grocery shopping tonight, so we picked up a few extra bags of groceries and dropped them off.
• In 2005, almost 1.4 billion people lived below the international poverty line, earning less than $1.25 per day. 7
• Today our world is home to 6.7 billion people.
• 1.02 billion people across the world are hungry.
• Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes--one child every five seconds.
Look for local food banks to help those in your area, or think globally - there are a number of different organizations to help around the world!