World Food Day Kicks Off
June 15, 2014
Nathan Magrath, Manager of Communications and Outreach, Alliance to End Hunger
The Alliance to End Hunger is once again participating in the annual World Food Day, which is observed on October 16. World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in 1979, and provides a chance for multi-sector collaboration around the promotion of ideas and actions to end hunger in the US and around the world. Each year a general theme is chosen—promoting a certain aspect of food security and agriculture—which can lead to the introduction and promotion of new voices in this critical conversation. This year’s theme revolves around the FAO’s announcement of 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, with the World Food Day sub-theme of “Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.”
World Food Day USA and Canada is organized by the FAO in North America, and provides organizations a platform to discuss ideas and activities in support of the World Food Day theme, and hunger and agriculture in general. The official launch of the North American campaign was June 5th, which kicked off with a discussion of organizations’ plans to support World Food Day, as well as how the network as a whole can promote the campaign effectively.
The World Food Day network would like to extend an invitation to any organizations interested in promoting the importance of food security and agriculture. You can visit www.worldfooddayusa.orgto learn more; or email Amy McMillenof the FAO or Nate Magrath of the Alliance to End Hunger with any questions.