16th October marks the 75th anniversary of World Food Day and this year’s theme is based on growing, nourishing and sustaining together and as many of the events are heading online, it’s the perfect time to get involved.

Run by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, World Food Day is an annual event that looks to raise awareness of improving agriculture and making sure that we all work together to solve problems with food around the world. In a statement on their website, they said: “These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that some take for granted and many go without: food.

“Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks.

“In a moment like this, it is more important than ever to recognise the need to sipport our food heroes, farmers and workers throughout the food system, who are making sure that food makes its way from farm to fork, even amid disruptions as unprecedented as the current Covid-19 crisis.”

One of the main campaigns this year is to recognise our food heroes – you can get involved and shout about your own food heroes using #FoodHeroes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you’re interested in holding your own events or attending one of the many virtual events that are taking place, you can register here: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/join-us/en/

Find out more and how you can get involved here: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en

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