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 Past District Governor Una Hobday, Chair of Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group Did you know that recent statistics show that every minute approximately five children, under the age of five, dies from malnutrition? Every time I read this, I find it hard to comprehend. As Chair of the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action … More World Food Day 2017: Every Child Matters
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 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
By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff On 16 October 2013, the Rotary family joined partners, international organizations, and supporters from around the world in celebration of World Food Day. Rotarians around the world undertake projects by working with local and international partners to help struggling families access nutritious food. Listen to a webinar on working with … More Rotary reaffirms commitment to fighting hunger around the world