850 million people in the world are hungry, and as many as 35 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
in 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!