To amplify public awareness on food shortage as a global issue, World Food Day aims to strengthen a social cohesion against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
This day is commemorated annually around the world on 16 October in celebration of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations formed in 1945 as a body that focuses on global food and agricultural issues.
This World Hunger Day, we appreciate how interconnected we are as people.
Communities, individuals and organisations have come together to collectively fight the scourge against poverty. Everyone has to play their part and today, Environ, a renowned skincare brand, announces a 6-month partnership with GROW Educare Centres to support a vital children's nutrition programme that will feed 238 000 children through a R500 000 pledge.
This is with the assistance of stockists, beauty therapists and consumers through the #EnvironCares campaign and linked to the sale of the Environ Original range.
5 Interesting facts about World Food Day:
More than 820 million people in the world do not have enough food.
One in every nine people go to bed hungry each night.
Hunger and malnutrition are the biggest risks to health worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Undernutrition is the cause of around 45% of deaths among children under five and nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition.
It is estimated that 265 million people could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020.
The public can also donate to the #EnvironCares campaign online via the GivenGain platform by following this link