World Food Day

By Michelle Plummer

While food can be a luxury to some, it is a necessity for others. Established in 1981 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Food Day hopes that all people recognize that food is a need and not a want.

The FAO aims to raise levels of nutrition across the globe, improve agricultural productivity at all levels, enhance the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. It also provides assistance to countries changing their agricultural policy, to aid regions out of famine situations, to help implement appropriate technology and facilitate a neutral environment to discuss issues around food production.

Indiana is not immune to hunger issues. According to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, one in ten Hoosiers are food insecure. It is hard to believe in a state our size that so many people still have to seek out food means.

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