HAW 2022 – World Food Day Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge

World Food Day – Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge

World Food Day, October 16th, was established in 1981 to spread awareness   about world hunger, poverty, and to inspire change and is celebrated in 150 countries worldwide. This year’s theme isLeave No One Behind… Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment and a Better Life”

“2022 finds us with an ongoing pandemic, conflict, a climate that won’t stop warming, rising prices and international tensions; all of which are affecting global food security. So, we need to inspire governments, communities, and individuals to support the development of a sustainable world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food.” FAO

With this in mind, the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society, as part of their continued work in addressing community food security issues, is recognizing World Food Day on October 16th with the Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge as part of Homelessness Action Week (HAW), October 8 – 16, 2022. 

The challenge will invite community members to visit local eateries to support local business while also providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for community food security initiatives that provide access to food, training, and other opportunities. What will be supported will depend on the amount of funds raised.

How the promotion will work:  Between Oct 8-16, 2022, participating eateries ask their customers to contribute to the challenge.  It is up to every business to decide the amount to collect and how. 

Eateries could:

  • Identify a particular food item and a % of the proceeds that will be donated from it
  • Ask customers to add a set amount to their bill (i.e., $1.00) 
  • Set up a collection can at the counter

What is provided: Signage for each eatery to post to inform customers of their participation. All participating businesses will also be highlighted in World Food Day and HAW promotional materials.

How to participate: It is as simple as filling out the registration form (https://forms.gle/BohqVRL4FpdG5NPA9) and letting us know how you want your customers to contribute. Once your information has been received, we will follow up with you to answer any questions you may have.

Registration Deadline: NOON Wednesday September 21, 2022 

Need more information?  

Please contact Betina Wheeler, NWHCS Coalition & Projects Coordinator at newwesthcs@gmail.com

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