What are you having for dinner tonight? How about tomorrow? Oct 16 is World Food Day, a day to think about the food on your plate and the many things that you and your family can do to help ensure that families all around the world have food on their plates, too.
One of the simplest ways to get involved is to host a World Food Day dinner, with your own family or by inviting friends and family to join you. Oxfam America has resources on its site to help you kickstart a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how you can take responsibility to ensure the world's supply is more sustainable.
You can also get involved in local activities like volunteering for a local food drive or visiting a World Food Day festival in a city near you. Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme, wrote an excellent article describing community actions that can end world hunger.
The focus of this year's World Food Day is using agricultural cooperatives as a key to world food security. Through the video below, which was sponsored by the World Food Programme, you can get a better understanding about how agricultural cooperatives work in developing countries, and how the food choices you make can affect the success of these endeavors. Check it out: