World Food Day: Global Institute students help feed the needy
Students at Global Institute marked ‘World Food Day’ by joining hands with people across the globe to eradicate hunger and poverty. Global Institute staffs and students worked together to share a one-time meal for workers at different camps in Bahrain.
World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. This year’s World Food Day - with the theme “Our actions are our future.
Healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger world” - takes place in the context of rising global hunger but also increasing overweight and obesity. At the global World Food Day ceremony speakers called for bolder and faster action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all.
In a World Food Day video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called rising hunger “unacceptable” as the world wastes more than 1 billion tonnes of food every year. Feeding the hungry forms a big part of the Day’s programme in Bahrain. Reports say, there are 805 million people around the globe living in chronic hunger, including 1 in 7 people, who struggle every day to get enough to eat.