oxsal (oxsal) wrote in oxfamco,

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World Food Day

Hey Guys!

I hope you all are doing well! I'm sure you're getting back into the swing of things with school, work, ACTIVISM, :) etc. I'm excited to read about what goes on at your schools this year. Anyhow I just wanted to say hello! I've been in Toronto, Canada for the past few weeks, but will be heading off to England in a few days to finish up my last year of college. It is both exciting and overwhelming. The next step is figuring out how to pack my life into 2 suitcases - yikes!

Also, for any of you specifically interested in hunger and poverty issues, keep in mind that WORLD FOOD DAY is coming up on October 16th.

World food day is an annual celebration that began in 1981 and is now recognized in 150 countries as a day for raising public awareness concerning global food issues. October 16th also marks the founding of the United Nations' Food and Agriculature Organization (FAO), which took place in Quebec City in 1945. To read more, go to:

Attempt to raise awareness on your campus, as well as engage fellow students to take action to reduce hunger and poverty locally and internationally.

Some ideas:
*This would be a great day to advertise for a coming hunger banquet (or start selling tickets!)
*Set up a table in your schools dining hall, and get people to sign the Big Noise petition - since food insecurity and trade are linked together.
*Organize a food drive for a local shelter, and/or collect pennies and signatures for Oxfam.

This is just a start, keep brainstorming ideas!!! Have a good one you guys! :) I'll post again once I'm in England.
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