World Food Day

World Food Day has been observed every October 16th since 1979 to help raise awareness of global poverty and hunger.

Every human has the right to food but devastatingly over one billion people suffer from chronic hunger. This cause has always been close to my heart and thankfully I have been able to become more active in the international community to fight this awful epidemic.

There are many things you can do to celebrate this day; simply have a discussion about food. DON’T throw leftovers away.  One of my favorite things to do to avoid wasting food is make an “everything but the kitchen sink” dish. I make many soups and stir-frys this way and today I made this pasta dish. I don’t eat much pasta so it sits in my cupboard. I decided to cook and toss it with tomatoes that would have otherwise gone bad, herbs that had almost expired, grilled chicken breasts that only have a few more days of shelf-life and half a bottle of Italian dressing that I would otherwise have tossed (I don’t use store made salad dressings, I make my own). Now nothing goes to waste and I have about six meals worth of food to keep my man nourished. Viola!

Check out these websites for ideas of things you can do to recognize this day:

Oxfam America

Walks to Feed the Hungry

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Food Day




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