The World Food Day is celebrated each year on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) designated 16 October World Food Day in 1979. The Day has been celebrated annually since 1981 by many organizations concerned with food security. Events are organized in over 130 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.

For more information, find a toolkit from 2018 including information on how to participate, what private businesses can do to help achieve #ZeroHunger and a communication toolkit here.



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