World Food Day

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About 800 million people in our world don’t have enough food to lead a healthy life. That’s about one in nine people.

  • Most of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries.
  • Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest percent of people that are hungry.  One person in four is undernourished.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of the hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

Resource:  World Food Programme

PLEDGE TO DO ONE THING TO FIGHT HUNGER  Organize food drives for your local food bank, volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen, start a community garden and donate the food to a shelter or soup kitchen, support organizations working to end world hunger.

PLAY Free Rice  – For each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

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 DOWNLOAD AND SHARE Stone Soup: A Story for World Food Day.  This version was written for World Food Day in 2008 and focuses on the message that when we each give a little, we can achieve a lot.

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