October 16 marks the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) World Food Day. World Food Day is a worldwide event meant to draw awareness to the hunger epidemic, which affects 1 billion people. World Food Day has taken place since 1981, with the stated missions of increasing awareness, understanding, information, support, advocacy, networking, year-round action, and impact. Different organizations are hosting events taking place worldwide throughout the month of October to commemorate the day, including FairFood International, which promotes sustainability in the food industry. To find an event near you, visit WorldFoodDayUSA.org.
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