World Food Day promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) designated 16 October as World Food Day in 1979.
World Food Day 2020: Theme
Every year, World Food Day endeavours to promote food and preserve food resources. In light of the current pandemic this year, the day will be celebrated with the theme – “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
World Food Day History
World Food Day was established in 1979 by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). World Food Day 2020 is also marking the 75th anniversary of FAO. The day was initially observed to commemorate the establishment of FAO but it gradually became a global event. Since then the day has evolved to be for increasing awareness about the food shortage and also in reviving the food system and sustaining nutritional food across the globe.
World Food Day significance
As the world is battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of World Food Day 2020 has surely increased. The World Food Day 2020 is calling out for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people to recover and make food systems more sustainable and resilient to shocks. Be it the pandemic, natural disasters or any other unfortunate incident. The day and its many events will bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and the general public. The primary aim behind the day is to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
World Food Day 2020: Quotes
1. “We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.” – Anna Thomas
2. “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther
3. “People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child
4. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”- J.R.R. Tolkien
5. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz