World Food Day is Sunday October 16, 2022.
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 is “Leave 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.
We know it is a challenging time for local eateries, so we are thrilled that The Terminal Pub at 115 12th Street and Plato Filipino 100 – 892 Carnarvon St. (lower level of New West Skytrain Station) are participating in the Leave No One Behind Eatery Challenge for World Food Day! Please pay them a visit during HAW and support their commitment to raise funds to address community food security!
Please contact Betina our Coalition and Projects Coordinator if you would like to learn more about the challenge or support World Food Day in New Westminster.