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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:

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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33rd Annual Rice & Beans Luncheon

The 33rd Annual World Food Day Rice & Beans Luncheon is designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed year-round action to alleviate hunger.  This year the luncheon will be held on Friday 10/14/16 at the Main Public Library located on 1120 E. Calton Road at 12:00 noon.  We will have a mayoral proclamation, introduction of the Laredo Regional Food Bank Board of Directors, serving of the luncheon, a keynote speaker and awards presentation.  The public is invited to attend.

At will donations will be gratefully accepted.

You may RSVP at our website: 

or by emailing us at:

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Laredo Public Library in Laredo, TX

Queens Food Day

Join us for QUEENS FOOD DAY at Socrates Sculpture Park on October 15, 2016 from 11am to 3pm: In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park and GrowNYC Greenmarket will host a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, and eating. We’ll feature cooking and gardening demonstrations with Queens Action Council and Hellgate Farm, youth planting workshops with City Growers, composting with BIG Reuse, and many more activities led by local food justice and environmental organizations that are working together to build community access to fresh and affordable food. In addition, we’ll have several local food vendors on hand to offer fresh and delicious local and international delicacies. 

Founded in 1986, Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. Our 2016 (30th anniversary!) season calendar features art installations, performance, art education, and family festivals. The park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY

Food for Life Gala Benefiting the Mongomery County Food Bank in Support of World Food Day 2016

Jeannie Crowell is hosting the inaugural Food For Life Gala supporting The Montgomery County Food Bank.  The Gala is in support of World Food Day.  The nights events include a special guest speaker, community honorees, silent auction, live auction, a raffle for a one of a kind diamond necklace, games from local area merchants and a live band!  Join us in supporting the Montgomery County Food Bank! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX

World Food Day Free Lunch and Coat Drive

World Food Day Free Lunch and Coat Drive


October 16th, 2016

12 PM - 3 PM


Please join us for a free lunch being served by the Holy Spirit Religious Education Students. Sandwiches, sides, drinks, and desert will be served. Additionally there will be a Coat Drive offering coats, hats, gloves, and blankets to anyone in need.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Holy Spirit Parish in Lock Haven, PA
· 4 rsvps

South Riding Stop Hunger Now

Join the South Riding community as we work together to package 75,000 meals to be sent worldwide!  Mercer Middle School is located off Route 50 -- turn left on Gum Spring Road and turn right on to Greenstone Drive.

Advance registration is required!! Register and Donate at

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Mercer Middle School in Stone Ridge, VA
· 10 rsvps

Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival

Faces of Hunger (FOH) is an annual short film festival dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the United States of America. Join us for a screening of this year's winning films alongside a panel discussion about food insecurity, waste and quality on World Food Day in NYC.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM
TBA in New York, NY

World Food Day @ Proctors

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM
World Food Day in Schenectady County in Schenectady, NY
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