Help Oxfam Fight Hunger with World Food Day

Help fight hunger with Oxfam and World Food Day

World Food Day is next week, Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Please join Oxfam in supporting World Food Day by hosting a World Food Day dinner that fosters a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how you can take personal actions that will make the food system more just and sustainable.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Sign up on the Oxfam website to host a World Food Day dinner discussion. Oxfam has tons of free materials including a discussion guide, placemats, and recipe ideas from acclaimed chefs Jamie Oliver, Mary Sue Milliken, and others.
 What else can you do to help world hunger? Check out the GROW Method, a new way of thinking about food and how we buy, prepare and eat it.

The Grow Method to help fight hunger
Did you know that:
  • Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.
  • About a third of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.
  • One pound of ground beef for your family uses more than 28,000 cups of water to produce—that’s enough to fill 20 bathtubs to the brim, and then some!
Here are more resources you can use to learn more about World Food Day and the GROW method:
Supporting World Food Day would be a great way to teach your teens about poverty, hunger and injustice and show them that they can help. Visit the Oxfam World Hunger website and see what you can do.

See also:
Water Aid: Help Give Safe Water Access to Everyone
Aziz Ansari Video Promotes Oxfam’s Gifts of Giving
This Halloween Participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Family Volunteer Resources
Connect with your Teens at Mealtime


  1. I think this is great discussion to have with your teens. Anything that keeps them from focusing on themselves is huge!

  2. This organization does seem like they have a lot of information to share. We should be aware of our food sources.

  3. Wow – this has some very interesting facts…. Thanks for sharing!

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