World Food Day

 

Today is World Food Day! All around the globe, millions of people will gather at marathons, exhibitions, concerts and marches to observe World Food Day. Initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it is one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.

World Food Day activities provide education to individuals on ways they can change simple daily habits and decisions to make a difference. Related resources help individuals understand the important global issues such as poverty, conflict and climate change that impact the world’s food supply and distribution.

The focus is on implementing resilient, productive and sustainable practices, producing more with less, and using resources wisely, to meet the growing population's needs for food security. Join the conversation online! Use hashtag #WorldFoodDay and #WFD2018.

While we celebrate World Food Day today, your United Way is always fighting to end hunger in Collier County everyday by increasing the access and availability of nutritious food.

What your United Way is doing to help

United Way works with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Grace Place Food Pantry, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and community experts to expand our resources and food access programs for low-income residents. Together we:

  • Support emergency food solutions and at-home meal delivery

  • Increased access to nutritional food for over 17,000 families

  • Educate at-risk populations about quality food choices

Join us at one of our upcoming volunteer events as we continue to fight against hunger and poverty in our community.

Satisfy the Hunger Community Food Drive - Hosted by the Naples Daily News, the Richard M. Shultz Family Foundation and the  Community Foundation of Collier County.

Stuff the Bus in conjunction with Satisfy the Hunger - Hosted by Publix and Collier Area Transit, both events will kick-off March 23rd, 2019.

We can't wait to see you there!