May 28 observed as World Hunger Day

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  • World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
  • The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
  • The theme for World Hunger Day 2019 is Sustainability.


  • The main aim is to raise awareness of chronic hunger and celebrate the achievements of millions of people who are already taking actions to end their own hunger.
  • Hunger is not just about food. Hunger and poverty are inextricably linked to a nexus of issues including decent work opportunities, health, education, social justice, the rights of women and girls, the environment and climate change.
  • The Hunger Project uses an innovative, holistic approach that tackles all these issues and empowers people living in hunger to become the agents of their own development and lift their communities above the poverty line for good this is the sustainable end of poverty.
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