Friday Buzz: Organizations Celebrate World Food Day
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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In honor of the group’s landmark anniversary, organizations around the world, including 60-plus from the United States and Canada, have joined FAO in celebrating World Food Day, a “time to raise awareness and encourage action to end food insecurity around the world,” writes one of the participating groups, Heifer International.
Contributions have come in all shapes and sizes. The Church World Service has partnered with local organizations in Haiti to build cisterns and drill wells to help take the stress off of farmers during the drought.
“On the occasion of World Food Day 2015, we hope that water and food will no longer be luxury items in Haiti,” CWS wrote in a news release.
Other groups have taken to spreading a call to action. For example, OxFam America is asking people to sign a petition, imploring Congress to pass the Global Food Security Act of 2015 to help support struggling small-scale farmers.
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