than 850 million people in the world are hungry, and as many
as 50 million of them are Americans! Worldwide, some estimate
that 40 million people die each year because of hunger and
diseases related to malnutrition -- and many of them are children!
is more than enough food in the world so that no one need ever go hungry. Those
who wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world are helping to make ending
world hunger a major priority. In fact, all of the world's leaders agreed to cut
the number of starving people in half by the year 2015 as the first priority of
the Millennium Development Goals.
Food Day / End Hunger Day is an opportunity for the global
community to unite in an effort to help raise awareness about
the global problem of hunger. World Food Day was adopted by
the United Nations General Assembly in 1980 to commemorate
the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
of the United Nations On October 16, 1945 (resolution 35/70).
The official goal of the day is to "heighten public awareness
of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the
struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty."
WE CAN END WORLD HUNGER!
Food Day - October 16