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You are part of the solution to world hunger. Let World Food Day inspire you to make a difference in our world.  Attend one of the events below or host one of your own. Thousands have already joined the movement to end hunger.

What will you do? Tell us about it and put it on the map.

Here are some ideas: 

Host a World Food Day Dinner

Organize a Meal Packaging Event

Attend a Hunger Walk

Collect signatures on campus - PUSHtosign Petition - President's United to Solve Hunger

Take the Zero Hunger Challenge Commitment

Plan a FEED Supper 

Here's something you can do right now:  Take the Hunger U Challenge Quiz 

 

Large public events

US Food Sovereignty Prize 

October 15, 2014, Des Moines, IA Watch the event livestream: www.foodsovereigntyprize.org/live

World Food Day Discussion: Family Farming in the 21st Century

October 22, 2014, Washington, DC, National Geographic Auditorium.  Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogues

October 15-17, 2014, Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel

Online events

Global Hunger Index #GHI2014 Twitter Chat

October 16, 10-11am EDT, Join experts from @ifpri, @concern, @welthungerhilfe to discuss the findings from the latest #GHI2014 report and how to mobilize efforts to end hidden hunger and reduce nutrition insecurity throughout the world. 

 

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Nurture Your Health Forum

To celebrate World Food Day 2014, we’re bringing together some of the world’s experts on plant-based nutrition for a virtual event where we will discuss our favorite topic – FOOD. You’ll get a bounty of nutritional information, practical tips and delicious ideas right on your desktop or mobile device!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM
http://www.nurtureyourhealthforum.com/ in Sacramento, CA
· 24 rsvps

Global Volunteers Earthbox Drive

In support of World Food Day, Global Volunteers is hosting an "Earthbox" drive to help eradicate hunger in developing communities worldwide.   

Earthboxes offer a simple solution to help alleviate hunger, improve food security and address micro-nutrient deficiencies as well as provide an educational tool for children to learn practical agricultural lessons. Learning becomes real and relevant for the children. Earthboxes promote active, applied learning, and are an effective means for transferring agricultural technology and skills while the children have fun growing their own fruits and vegetables.
 
By making a tax deductible donation to the Earthbox Fund you will help children reach their full potential.  Donate an Earthbox!  The drive will begin on World Food Day and end on December 6, 2014 the day of our 30th Anniversary Gala -- Global Volunteers -- Plant-Nurture-Flourish.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Global Volunteers Earthbox Drive in St. Paul, MN

Greater Lebanon CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click the link below to find the exact start time and street location for your local walk.

http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2014FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2014?pg=entry&fr_id=19513

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
CROP Hunger Walk in Lebanon, PA

Blacksburg CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click the link below to find the exact start time and street location for your local walk.

http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2014FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2014?pg=entry&fr_id=19868

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
CROP Hunger Walk in Blacksburg, VA

Hawley CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click the link below to find the exact start time and street location for your local walk.

http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2014FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2014?pg=entry&fr_id=19592

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
CROP Hunger Walk in Hawley, PA

Collegeville/Trappe CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click the link below to find the exact start time and street location for your local walk.

http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/TR/2014FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2014?pg=entry&fr_id=19445

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
CROP Hunger Walk in Collegeville, PA

Ghana's Oil for Food Initiative

Oxfam America, Global Washington, and Seattle University's Poverty Education Center invite you to a panel discussion in celebration of World Food Day 2014.

 

Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/ghanas-oil-for-food-initiative-tickets-13143094349

 

More than one quarter of Ghana's population lives in poverty, with rates of poverty particularly high among smallholder farmers, especially women. These farmers represent 60 percent of the population of Ghana, though too often their perspectives are not considered in policy decisions regarding resource allocation. 

 

That was, until last November, when a remarkable breakthrough occurred.

 

Last year a coalition of farmers and civil society groups in Ghana successfully petitioned the government to commit 15 percent of its oil revenues to agriculture in the 2014 budget. In November 2013 more than 100 farmers marched to Parliament to deliver 20,000 petitions. Under the government's new pledge the largest share of the agriculture budget - 94.5 percent - will be allocated towards agricultural initiatives that alleviate poverty for small-scale farmers.

 

Ghana's oil exports are expected to generate an average of $1 billion USD in government revenue per year for the next 20 years. The Oil for Food initiative represents a major improvement over the previous distribution of oil revenues and could significantly impact the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Ghana.

 

Come hear from some of the people who helped make Oil for Food happen and are monitoring the implementation of this new program. Is it working? Are oil revenues reaching smallholder farmers? What are the lessons for oil revenue management in other countries?

 

Our panel will include the following guests:

  • Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director, Africa Center for Energy Policy
  • Victoria Adongo, Program Coordinator, Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana
  • Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries, Oxfam America
  • Moderator: Dr. Benjamin Curtis, PhD, Director of the Poverty Education Center and Assistant Professor, Matteo Ricci College, Seattle University
 
Panel bios
 
Victoria Adongo is Program Coordinator at the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG). PFAG works to increase investment in small-scale women agriculture through programs involving credit, subsidized fertilizer and seeds, land rights, and extension services. Ms. Adongo has a Master's Degree in Developmental Studies and a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science. During her career she has worked to improve access to HIV/AIDS medication, helped people living with HIV/AIDS, and has campaigned for fair trade. 
 
Mohammed Amin Adam is Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) in Accra, Ghana. He holds a PhD from the University of Dundee specializing in fiscal policy options in resource rich economies. Before joining ACEP, he was the coordinator of the pan-African extractive industries program for the Danish non-governmental organization IBIS. He has also worked as the Oil Coordinator for Publish What You Pay - Ghana. His experience in the public sector includes work as an Energy Policy Analyst with Ghana's Ministry of Energy, Commissioner of Ghana's Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission, and as Deputy Minister and Mayor of the city of Tamale, Ghana.
 
Ian Gary is Senior Policy Manager for Extractive Industries at Oxfam America, where he directs the organization's policy and advocacy work on transparency and accountability issues in the oil and gas industry. He authored Oxfam's report Ghana's Big Test: Oil's Challenge to Democratic Development (2009) and has co-authored many other reports and papers on the oil and gas sector in the developing world. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2005, Gary was the strategic issues advisor on extractive industries at Catholic Relief Services from 1999 to 2005. He has held positions with the Ford Foundation, as well as with international development organizations in the US and Africa. Gary has testified before Congress in support of legislation that requires payment and contract disclosure in the oil, has, and mining industry, and he has given presentations at venues including the World Bank, Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Nations, US State Department, and Harvard University. Gary is a frequent commentator in the media including The New York TimesThe Washington PostFinancial Times, BBC, and NPR. He holds an MA in the politics of international resources and development from the University of Leeds.
 
Dr. Benjamin Curtis, PhD is Assistant Professor and Director of the Poverty Education Center at Seattle University's Matteo Ricci College. Curtis is a professor of politics of history and the founding director of Seattle University's Poverty Education Center, which is dedicated to promoting more effective teaching about poverty at all levels of instruction. His next book is Understanding Global Poverty: Causes and Solutions, forthcoming in 2015. He spends part of every year in the Balkans guiding tours for Rick Steves' Europe, one of America's leading travel companies. Curtis was educated at Middlebury College, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago.
Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/ghanas-oil-for-food-initiative-tickets-13143094349
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Seattle University Student Center Building, Room 160, Seattle, WA 98122 in Seattle, WA

2014 World Food Day Discussion: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth

Join policy makers, opinion leaders, family farmers and business executives to explore the role of small holder farms at the national and international levels. Featuring World Food Prize 2014 Laureate Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram. 

RSVP here.

 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM
National Geographic Auditorium in Washington, DC
· 1 rsvp

Escondido Walk To Feed the Hungry

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi , Chairman of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), and about 45 Monks and Nuns will be leading the BGR 1.8-mile Escondido Walk to Feed the Hungry on Thursday, October 23, 2014 including all Buddhist denominations.  

This is not only a great way to support BGR in its compassionate efforts to help feed those who are suffering from chronic hunger, but also a positive way to spread compassion to the local community by harmoniously gathering together. Mindful walking, generosity, listening to Dhamma talks, and making spiritual friends are great ways to heal, brighten, and develop the mind as taught by the Buddha. Everyone is invited to attend this uplifting event.

People are encouraged to join-in or depart as they need during the 1.8-mile walk. Everyone is encouraged to set a personal intention before walking, and those who wish to walk mindfully in silence may do so but it is not required. Feel free to walk at your own pace. It will be a time for practice, mindful walking, spreading loving kindness, making spiritual friends, and exercise. The walk will begin and end in Escondido's Grape Day Park, as we raise awareness about world hunger on the sidewalks of Escondido's City Center area.

BGR will give part of the walk proceeds toEscondido's Interfaith Community ServicesFood Program which serves about 174,000 meals a year.

Many groups will help support the event such as: Deer Park Monastery, The Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering, Aloka Vihara and Karuna Buddhist Vihara.

People can do the entire walk, or just part of it as they wish. It is fine to just walk for one mile!

After the walk, the monks and nuns will eat lunch in the park. Participants are welcome to bring their bag lunch and join-in. This is a chance for conversation and photos.

Date of Event: October 23, 2014
Check-in Time: 8:15 a.m.
Walk Starting Time: 9 a.m.
Start Location: Grape Day Park, Escondido, CA
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Check out the photos from our Escondido Walk in 2012

For more details, visit www.karunabv.org/escondido-walk-2014.html


Registration and Fundraising

For a video walk-through of online registration and fundraising page creation, check out:http://firstgiving.wistia.com/medias/682702e826

You can watch Bikkhu Bodhi's video about this year's Walks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UB2RxaWcO4&feature=youtu.be

Volunteer To volunteer, please contact Ayya Santussika at (650) 556-6427 or santussika@karunabv.org

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Escondido Walk To Feed the Hungry in Escondido, CA

Stop Hunger Now at St Therese

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Saint Therese in Mooresville, NC
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