World Food Day, October 16

This month was dubbed “World Hunger Prevention” Month at HBMH, in honor of World Food Day, October 16. All throughout the month, our students have been learning about ways we can prevent world hunger. Among many things, we hosted a canned food drive to collect donations for those in need; our charity chest is overflowing with food! Charity is a key component to the foundation of our school, and something that we celebrate every day. Our children learn a strong sense of community at a very early age, practicing grace and courtesy through each act of charitable kindness. Similar to Dr. Montessori’s beliefs, in order to create a better future and end world hunger, we must start with the children.

Pictured below: our young toddler friends dropping off their donations at the charity chest. Thank you, friends!

“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” - Dr. Maria Montessori

“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

What can your family do to prevent world hunger?

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.

World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people.

In North America, grassroots events and public awareness campaigns engage diverse audiences in action against hunger.  From hunger walks and World Food Day dinners to meal packaging events and food drives, there are many ways for people to be a part of solutions to hunger.

Each year, advocates come together to raise awareness and engage Americans and Canadians in the movement to end hunger. Led by the FAO Liaison Office for North America, the World Food Day USA & Canada Network  includes over 60 organizations, universities and companies that are working to achieve a zero hunger world.

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