By the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 821 million people – one in nine people – suffer from chronic hunger. At the same time, 1.9 billion people are overweight, including 672 million obese adults. Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, … More 5 steps to establishing a garden to help fight hunger
By: Craig A. Nemitz, Ph.D. (h.c.) Director of Field Services, The Global FoodBanking Network; Charter Member of the Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club, Illinois, USA 16 October, World Food Day, is a time for people and organizations to come together to find ways to alleviate world hunger. I am fortunate to be involved with two wonderful organizations—Rotary … More World Food Day 2015: Partnering to fight hunger and food waste
By: Tom Branum, Jr., District 6560 – Central Indiana, Past District Governor I’m now an Immediate Past District Governor, but mostly I’m back to being a “regular” Rotarian. A few years ago, I started my journey to become District Governor. A common question among my friends was “Why?” and “What do you want to do … More Rotary BetterTogether Conference: Rotarians strive to end hunger
By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff About 805 million people around the world are undernourished and do not have access to enough nutritious food to lead healthy, active lives. One in every eight people goes to bed hungry each night, with the majority of undernourished people living in Southern Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Asia. … More Rotarians address food concerns through service partnership
By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Programs staff On 16 October, World Food Day, Rotary had the privilege of hosting a Twitter chat with prominent food experts to exchange ideas on effectively addressing hunger, malnutrition, and food waste. Experts from Rotary First Harvest, the Global FoodBanking Network, and the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group provided great … More Honoring World Food Day through the Rotary network
By Benjamin Rasmus, Rotary Club of Seattle-International District, Washington, USA; Program Director at Rotary First Harvest This past summer I biked across the United States with Heather Hoffman to raise awareness about hunger and food waste. I work at Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030 (Seattle, USA) that combats hunger and … More Biking across America to raise awareness about hunger and food waste
Rotary International and The Global FoodBanking Network Fight Hunger and Food Waste By: Craig A. Nemitz, Ph.D. (h.c.) Director of Field Services, The Global FoodBanking Network; Charter Member of the Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club, Illinois, USA 16 October, World Food Day, is a day for people and organizations to come together to create awareness, share ideas, … More World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World. Caring for the Earth.
By David Bobanick, Mercer Island Rotary Club, Washington, USA; Chair of the Hunger & Malnutrition Rotarian Action Group; Executive Director of Rotary First Harvest Since joining Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030 (USA) in 2001, I have had the unique opportunity to help expand this program’s strategic impact at the local … More Rotarian-built network eliminates food waste, feeds hungry neighbors