Food drive set up to coincide with World Food Day

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To coincide with World Food Day happening next Tuesday, the India FoodBanking Network is currently hosting a one week food drive, calling on everyone to donate whatever food they can which will then be provided to people in need.

Author Anna Rees, 10.11.12

To coincide with World Food Day happening next Tuesday, the India FoodBanking Network is currently hosting a one week food drive, calling on everyone to donate whatever food they can which will then be provided to people in need.

The intrinsic link between poverty and hunger is a highly recognised one. Millions across the globe remain malnourished as food prices edge upwards and food security evolves from being an issue to a crisis.

The advent of the United Nations World Food Day next week will see people worldwide doing their part to provide for those less fortunate. This year, the India FoodBanking Network (IFBN) got their mission off to an early start, launching the “Delhi FoodBank” in June. IFBN aims to bridge the vastgap between food demand and supply and is currently hosting a week-long food drive, calling on everyone to donate food which will be provided to the poor.

The organisers of the initiative are hoping to gather enough food to provide meals to 2,5 Lakh households by June next year and are particularly calling on corporations to encourage employees to participate.

The food drive runs until tomorrow and IFBN will announce its results (as well as winners of corporations who raised the most) on World Food Day next week.

The theme for World Food Day this year is “Agricultural cooperatives: key to feeding the world”, placing farming and its role as the food bowl of the world under the spotlight. Get more information about World Food Day by visiting the website.

Author: Anna Rees/ RESET editorial

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