Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
  • Golden calf on Wall Street
  • Sri Lanka children - Jim Stipe
  • Seedbag
  • corn bags
  • Altar in Palestine - R Rodrick Beiler

World Food Day

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:30

Celebrate World Food Day on October 16. This is an opportunity to act for food justice and food sovereignty. 

Print and share the World Food Day Activity Book. This 20-page educational tool for teachers, students and anyone who wants to learn more about the theme for 2017 offers creative answers to questions like, “Why are people migrating?” and “How can we give people the choice to stay at home?” It also shows how the global goal to reach Zero Hunger can address many of the reasons that cause people to migrate. The activity book includes instructions for young people who want to enter the World Food Day Poster and Video Contest. The deadline is November 10.

Learn what you can do about food waste. Use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Food: Too Good to Waste” toolkit to measure how much food is really going to waste in your household and ways to reduce food waste at home and in your community.

Celebrate food from around the world. Invite immigrants and refugees in your community to give cooking demonstrations with traditional dishes from different cultures.