"World Food Day" and the fight against hunger

Did you know that at this moment in time more than
500 million people are living in “absolute poverty”
and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year?

The fight against hunger is one advocacy that’s worthy of undertaking and promoting. This is one of the advocacy about caring for an issue deeply enough to stand up and say that something needs to be done about it. It’s painful to see babies, children and adults suffer from malnutrition, or make mud pies to merely survive, as what's happening everywhere in the world.

Sandwich Heroes Project was launched in partnership with World Food Programme and Unilever Philippines on October 24, 2012 at the Unilever Food Solutions Cilantro Kitchen, UN Avenue, City of Manila.

During the celebration of World Food Day 2011, according to WFP the message of this years event is “Feed a Child, Feed a Dream”, it connects the importance of nourishments to literacy. According to him, the brain of a nourished child functions well compare with the one who experience chronic hunger. Aside from the mental development it also affects the physical and emotional development of the child. It is very alarming to know that 12 million of the 1 Billion people around the world who are experiencing chronic hunger are located in the Philippines, and most of them are children who live in conflict affected areas, areas that experience calamity and extreme poverty.

World Food Day is observed every Oct. 16, in recognition of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which took place that day in 1945. World Food Week is the week following World Food Day with different event around food and hunger issues.

Put Food First video

Put Food First - Every day nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry. Rising and volatile food prices are causing pain and suffering for poor people around the world, driving 44 million people into extreme poverty in recent months. We need to find solutions to ensure everyone has enough nutritious food now and in the years to come.
Imagine what it would be like if you could not eat for a day. It would not be as though you were unable to eat, but food would simply not be available. For hours you could think about food, picture it in your mouth as you savour it, but there would be nothing there. Your stomach would ache, your head would grow light, and your energy would falter. No matter what you did, where you turned, you could not eat anything. Now imagine if that day was like every single day of your life.

The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of our world’s population is underfed and another third is starving. Right now, more than 500 million people are living in “absolute poverty” and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year.

In this event, bloggers was able to make their own sandwiches.

Dyaraannnnn! And this is my "Mangyan Sandwich"....

It's great to know that one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations, Unilever, in more than 100 countries and sales in 180 is now partnering the World Health Organization (WHO). This will surely make this project a hit!

These are the restaurants that will participate on this project - Bigg’s Diner, Cibo, The Coffee Experience, CoffeeBreak, Figaro, HotShots, JD Bakeshop, KFC, Mushroomburger, The Flying Pig, Holy Cow, The Sandwich Guy, and Wham! Burgers. So when the Sandwich Heroes is officially launched, drop by at these restaurants and order these sandwiches and become a hero by donating a portion of your purchase to WFP.

If the public and world governments step up and if our members and others rapidly increase their responses then a catastrophe can still be averted. Visit their site http://www.wfp.org/countries/philippines, follow their twitter @WFP_Philippines and like their facebook http://www.wfp.org/countries/philippines.