Food For Thought - World Food Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


World Food Day is October 17, 2015

More than 800 Million people are hungry worldwide.

Hunger kills more than AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined.

66 Million children around the world go to school hungry. 23 Million of those children live in Africa.

Women farmers produce up to 50% of the world's food, but own less than 2% of the land.

1 in 8 Canadian families struggles to put food on the table.

93,000 Canadians turn to a food bank for the 1st time each month.

Nearly 40% of food bank clients in Canada have a higher education.

1 in 6 Canadians who use a food bank has a job.

Close to 1/2 of all food produced world-wide is wasted - discarded in processing, transport, supermarkets, and our own kitchens.

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