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Today is World Food Day

October 16, 2011

Each year, October 16 marks World Food Day (WFD). This special day, as described on the US WFD website, is “a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.”

This year’s theme is “Food Prices – from Crisis to Stability” which has been selected to shed light on the factors that impact the people most vulnerable to hunger. Factors such as environmental changes, droughts, increasing populations, and food policy. Ultimately, the goal of WFD is to heighen awareness of the world hunger problem and to let you know that we all can help in some capacity to end hunger everywhere.

WHO’S HUNGRY?

Did you know that a staggering 1 BILLION people suffer from chronic hunger? But it doesn’t have to be this way. I encourage you to check out the resources on the WFD website to see how you can make an impact and reduce hunger in the United States and all over the world. Also, be sure to check out the loads of resources and the movement to end hunger at www.endinghunger.org where you can also sign the petition to help end hunger.

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