This World Food Day, Eat Local to Feed Global

Campaigns and Advocacy, GROW, Media Releases, News article written on the 01 Oct 2013

Oxfam is encouraging Australians to host a meal to raise awareness of how we can all help tackle global hunger, in the lead-up to World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October.

Oxfam Australia’s Eat Local Feed Global spokesperson Kelly Dent said that as World Food Day approached, thousands of people around the world were taking action in support of tackling global hunger.

“The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but injustices in how the world produces, distributes, prepares and consumes food means too many people still go to bed hungry each night,” Ms Dent said.

She said that as part of this year’s Eat Local Feed Global, Oxfam was asking people to share a meal with friends, family or workmates, and raise awareness about the role we could all play in building a future where everyone had enough to eat.

“Eat Local Feed Global is a simple way to make a difference.  You’re invited to share a meal, enjoy good food and good company, and all for a good cause – to better understand how we can all contribute to a world where nobody has to go hungry,” Ms Dent said.

“From eating sustainably and wasting less food, to raising money for Oxfam’s life-changing work and calling on the Australian Government to do more to tackle hunger, small actions create lasting change.”

Oxfam Australia’s Eat Local Feed Global initiative runs from 12 – 20 October.

“While politicians and companies have a key role to play, we also have the power to help make the food system fairer for everyone, and we can start doing this with some simple principles for feeding our families, friends and loved ones,” she said.

“Once you register, we’ll send you a pack with all the resources and information you need to make your meal a success.”

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