World Food Day 2017
Food is a basic human right. However, more than 11% of the world population is hungry. In this day and age, where everyone we know has a smartphone, a tablet, and access to all the digital latest technology at the press of a button—we still have people starving and struggling to feed their families. That’s why October 16, World Food Day, is all about raising awareness for this crisis. Imagine going to bed hungry after a hard day of work. Not knowing if you’ll have enough food to survive in the coming week. Being unable to feed your kids. This is the experience of thousands of people in the world today, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are 5 reasons today is important. Read on to find out how you can help!
1. Lack of food kills more people every year than AIDS, TB, and malaria put together.
2. 30% of food produced around the world goes to waste.
3. 1 in 9 people suffer from hunger.
4. Almost HALF of all infant deaths are attributed to malnutrition.
5. The world actually produces enough food to feed 7 billion people.
Support food charities with TPO Mobile
No one wants to go to bed hungry. We all want to do our bit to help those who have less than us. So here’s how you can help the world’s food crisis for World Food Day. With TPO Mobile, you can pledge 10% of your monthly bill to any cause you like, including food and hunger charities—at no extra cost to you. You just pick a prepaid mobile plan, select a cause to support, and start doing good with your mobile phone. It’s that simple.
FAO, Action Against Hunger and Bread for the World Institute are just a few of the causes helping thousands of people survive with adequate food. Not just on World Food Day, but all year round. Let them know you support them too!