Oxfam Australia is asking Australians to join the fight against global hunger in October by sharing a meal for their Eat Local Feed Global initiative.
Eat Local Feed Global is calling on people to get together with their friends, families and co-workers this month to share a meal and raise awareness of global hunger and climate change.
With World Food Day approaching on 16 October, Oxfam’s Eat Local Feed Global spokesperson, Clancy Moore, is encouraging people to make their next catch up with friends a meal with a difference.
“Eat Local Feed Global is all about awareness, action and change to tackle global hunger and climate change. It’s about enjoying good food and good company while raising awareness and money for those affected by hunger and climate change,” Mr Moore said.
“An astonishing one in nine people still go hungry every day, despite the world producing enough food to feed everyone. With World Food Day this month raising global awareness of the problem of hunger, now is the time to help the more than 800 million people going hungry.
“We also know that climate change is the single biggest threat in the fight against hunger, with worsening weather conditions making it harder for families to grow and buy the food they need to survive.
“Eat Local Feed Global is a simple way you can help those going hungry, and already thousands of Australians have signed up to take part in the initiative and raise money for Oxfam’s work in affected communities.”
The initiative also encourages people to change way they think about food, and introduce practical steps into their own homes when it comes to buying, preparing and eating food.
“There are simple and practical steps we can take to make the food system fairer for everyone. From eating sustainably and reducing food waste, to calling on the Australian Government to take greater action on climate change – we can all make a difference,” Mr Moore said.
“Make your next meal a meal with a difference, jump online and register an event for Eat Local Feed Global and help us build a future where everyone has enough to eat.”
Oxfam Australia’s Local Feed Global initiative will run throughout October and people can go online now to learn more and register their events.
To register an event for Eat Local Feed Global this October visit www.oxfam.org.au/elfg
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