How Will Your Dinner Help Fight World 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?
I truly enjoy serving the fruits of our farm and our local farmers market. After all, sustainable living is the crux of rural life. But there are many items on our supper table that do not have a local origin, and I haven't always stopped to think about where the products come from, if the company has sustainable practices, or what place that product has in our global food system.
Yet, if we are combat world hunger, it's important to understand how the food items in our home either support or deter our efforts. On October 16, this is a topic that will be prevalent at our dinner table, thanks to Oxfam America's efforts.
Oxfam America has teamed up with a host of allies across the US and around the globe. They have a simple yet compelling idea—to host a World Food Day dinner October 16th 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.
You can join us on World Food Day to help your dinner table combat world hunger by signing up 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.
Everything you'll need to host a discussion can be found at www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday ~ I'm committed to focusing on sustainable change, will you join me?