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October 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Plant Power on World Food Day Oct 16 @ SPH

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What is World Food Day?

World Food Day (WFD) was founded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations in 1945. But it would be another 34 years before it was recognized as a world holiday at the 20th FAO conference in November 1979. Since then, WFD has been observed annually, every October 16, since 1981.

Its purpose is to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change, including sustainable food systems and combating hunger worldwide. WFD highlights the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford a healthy diet and the need for regular access to nutritious food. 

This year’s WFD theme is “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind.” 

Please join us on October 16 2023 to Celebrate Plant Power on World Food Day at our information booth by the St. Paul’s Hospital cafeteria where you can interact with our Food Working Group.

Learn more about how YOU can make a difference to contribute to a more sustainable food system for all!