World Food Day - October 16
Sun, Oct 16, 2022

World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day. This event is necessary to draw more attention to the problem of hunger among the world’s population. Food is a basic human right, yet every ninth person in the world goes hungry.

History

World Food Day was established in 1945. The main goal is to promote food security around the world, especially in times of crisis. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has made many efforts to advance this goal. Holding the event every year shows the importance of the problem of hunger and raises awareness of the success of the agricultural policy, which the government must develop and make available to the entire population of the earth.

For many years, World Food Day has had a specific theme for each celebration. Before participating in the annual event, check what topic will be covered this year. In past years, the topics discussed were “Climate change. Food and agriculture must also change”, “Feed the world by caring for the earth”.

Interesting facts

  • two-thirds of people suffering from food shortages are actually rural producers themselves;
  • in 2021, 193 million people were food insecure and needed help to survive, and about half a million were in catastrophic conditions that threaten hunger and death;
  • 3,1 billion people cannot provide themselves with a healthy diet;
  • 160 million children are forced into child labor due to hunger.

How to celebrate

In the US, 1 in 7 people seek help from food banks. Even employed people suffer from lack of food. Donate to local food banks financially or donate food on World Food Day. Also on this day, gastronomic events are held. If you don’t have such an action nearby, then organize it yourself, uniting with other caring residents of your city. The best way to celebrate World Food Day is to distribute as much food as possible to people in need. Make a donation to one of the charitable foundations, they are in every country in the world.

When is World Food Day celebrated in 2022?

World Food Day is observed on October 16 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 16 2022
Monday October 16 2023
Wednesday October 16 2024
Thursday October 16 2025
Friday October 16 2026