What’s the best way to remain appreciative of all the amazing, fresh food we have in our fridges, cupboards, shops, restaurants and on supermarket shelves? At Quattro Foods we’re always thinking about our acquaintances, family members and everyone suffering in dire financial straits in the UK and throughout the world. And someone even came up with an official day to bring their plight to public notice. Every year we observe World Hunger Day on May 28th and we take the opportunity to think about the billions of people globally who don’t have enough to eat. It’s an important reminder that the hunger and malnutrition crisis affects swathes of the world’s population and we all have an obligation to address the issue and be proactive about finding solutions.
World Hunger Day is an initiative designed to raise awareness of malnutrition and poverty. According to the United Nations, over 690 million people suffer from hunger globally. This is not only a problem faced in developing countries, even in wealthy nations, millions of people struggle to access nutritious food, and in this current cost-of-living crisis we don’t have to look far to see the problem on our own doorsteps.
Are you considering taking action to make a real difference to people’s lives? At Quattro Foods we’re always looking for ways to get involved so we can at least play a small part in helping those who are suffering. If you want to take part, there are so many ways you can help. Let us guide you through some options and opportunities. You can donate to hunger relief charities or if you want a hands-on role you could volunteer at a local food bank.
Here are some more ideas:
- Waste not, want not. It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Reducing our food waste is an important part of fighting hunger. Although millions are hungry, about a third of all food produced globally is wasted. Let’s all work to reduce waste to ensure that more food is available for those who need it. There are many ways to reduce waste, from meal planning to composting what you don’t use or donating leftovers to local food banks or homeless shelters.
- If possible, give your time by volunteering at a local food bank. Just Google it and you’ll find one near you. They’re all over the UK. They do amazing work and they rely on volunteers to distribute food.
- Donate to charity. There are many amazing hunger relief organizations, from the World Food Programme to The Trussell Trust and Action Against Hunger.
Sometimes it’s hard to stop in our daily lives and think about the people who simply don’t have enough to eat, especially when, like us, you work in the food industry and you’re surrounded by mountains of fresh and delicious produce every day. That’s why initiatives like World Hunger Day are crucial, so that we never take our gift of plenty for granted.
By working together, we can create a world where everyone has access to the nutritious food they need to thrive, so let’s join forces and work towards real change.