Friday, 15 October 2010

Help fight world hunger

World Food Day is on  16 October (tomorrow) and is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness and encourage people to take action to alleviate hunger.  

A bit more about the day: "World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It marks the date of the founding of FAO in 1945. The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In 1980, the General Assembly endorsed observance of the Day in consideration of the fact that "food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity "  -  from UN.org

Here are a few simple things that you do to help fight world hunger (and you won't even have to move away from your computer):
* Sign the 1billionhungry petition over HERE (takes 2 minutes)
* Go HERE to donate just  R125 (about $18) and give a hungry a child a sandwich and a glass of milk everyday for 3 months!
* It takes just $1 (about R7) to fill four of the Red Cups that the United Nations World Food Program uses to give hungry kids regular school meals. Donate HERE and help.
* Go and plant a virtual seedling HERE on the Woolworths wall and they will transform the virtual contribution into the donation of an actual plant to a South African school with a food garden.
* Blog and tweet about World hunger and build awareness :)

You May Also Like

1 comments

  1. Wow. R125 is all it takes to feed a kid lunch each day? I'm pretty sure I've spent more on one meal.

    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

Go on, leave me a comment - you know you want to ;)