Oxfam USA World Food Day is October 16. Oxfam works together to end poverty and injustice around the World.
World Food Day is a great opportunity to serve as a family!
Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.
Your family can make a difference!
How can your family be involved?
Learn about the Grow Method
Visit the Grow Method Page and read the booklet Fight World Hunger Starting at Your Table as a family.
Write down a practical application for each category that your family can work on.
Our family choose the following:
- Save Food: have a leftover night where we try to use any and all leftovers.
- Shop Seasonal: visit our local farmer’s market to learn what food is seasonal.
- Less Meat: weekly have a breakfast for dinner night with pancakes and fruit, or beans and rice.
- Support Farmers: visit our local’s farmer’s market for produce.
- Cook Smart: work as a family to plan our meals for each week.
Visit Pinterest (Look a great excuse!)
Oxfam GROW method is on pinterest here. Follow their board. Look through the recipes as a family and choose a few to try together.
Do you use Instagram?
Post a photograph on October 16 of your World Food Day dinner. Tag the photograph with #WFD2012 and your photo will join others around the world. Visit the Oxfam website to see photographs from around the world.
A World Food Day Dinner Discussion Guide:
Oxfam has a printable World Food Day Dinner Discussion Guide here. Use this free resource to guide your dinner table discussion. After the kids go to bed, parents can continue the discussion.
A Children’s Book Resource:
Hungry Planet What the World Eats By: Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
This book would be a great resource for a family story time after dinner. Beautiful photographs archive families all around the world surrounded by what they eat in a month’s time. Discuss the similarities and differences you recognize with each family.
Praise your kids for taking time to make a difference as a family. Make sure they know their efforts combined with others, do make a profound difference!