Planning for 2012 World Food Day Underway
By Guest Contributor on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem. That was the consensus among members of some of the nation’s leading international humanitarian organizations who came together recently for an initial meeting to start planning for World Food Day.
While hunger is sometimes pushed to the back burner to deal with more immediate, pressing concerns, World Food Day is designed to move global attention from those problems and observe the challenge.
While October 16th may seem far away, it’s never too early to start planning and figuring out what organizations in your community are doing to observe World Food Day. Interested in adding your thoughts? A good place to start would be by looking at the many organizations which are signed on in the effort to address the issue of ending world hunger.
Be sure to visit the World Food Day USA website regularly for updates as October 16th approaches.
Every year brings a different theme for World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Cooperatives: Key to Ending Hunger.” Using this theme as a springboard, people can form their own projects and events or work with an established organizations to highlight the day.
(Thanks to NPCA Advocacy Intern Fiona Galvin this submission)