World Food Day 2022

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 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.

Between Oct 8-16, 2022, participating eateries will 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

New Westminster Eateries can register to participate here.

Stay tuned for the names of the participating eateries.

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.