The 16th of October is World Food Day and for that week Oxfam is inviting you to join thousands of people around the world and share a meal in support of tackling global hunger. Despite the reality that we've been able to feed everyone since the 80s the fact that 1 in 7 people go to bed hungry cuts through a lot of the noise about economics and global markets. Something is seriously wrong with the distribution of stuff in the world and food is a really good example.
Gather your friends and family over a meal and raise awareness about the positive role we can all play in building a future where everyone has enough to eat and raise money to support Oxfam in their vital development and campaigning work. Here’s how you can get involved
1)Share this video!
2)Go on a hot date
Everybody loves an excuse to put the 2 minute noodles down. Here’s your chance. On Sunday 14 October, venues around the country will be opening their doors as “Eat Local Feed Global” participating restaurants. Grab some friends, have a meal and make a donation to support Oxfam’s lifesaving work tackling poverty and hunger around the world.
3) Throw a party
Hosting your own Eat Local Feed Global event at home or at work, gives you a place to chat about some if these issues. You can talk to your friends and family about where your food comes from and why so many are still going hungry.
It also gives you an opportunity to discuss the steps you might like to take in future, not just to better feed your own family, but how your actions can assist others around the world to get enough to eat. Oxfam will provide you with everything you need to run a successful event. You can also choose to help raise money for Oxfam’s important work in tackling poverty and fixing our broken food system. Register your own fundraising page and we’ll provide all that you need to add a donation element to your event.
In 2011 more than 60 restaurants and 250 Australians signed up to host an event as part of Oxfam’s World Food Day activities, raising more than $90,000 to support our response to the food crisis in the Horn of Africa and our global campaign for food justice, GROW.