World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The purpose of World Food Day is to promote worldwide awareness of the need for healthy diets and action for the 800+ million people who suffer from hunger.
To show our support, we created the #GoHungryChallenge. This is your chance to see what it feels like to go hungry for 24 hours sometime between October 20-26. We challenge you to skip two consecutive meals. For example, have dinner, then the next day, skip breakfast and lunch, and then eat dinner. You can drink water, but that’s it! Not only will this experience help you empathize with those who regularly go hungry, but short-term fasting has been proven to have positive health benefits for healthy individuals.
Take the challenge one step further by donating the food you didn’t eat to those in need. Between October 20-26, the goal is to give 100,000 meals. You can contribute by preparing a meal for a friend, neighbor, or someone in your community who needs it. Or, you can give meals through one of these organizations:
- feedingamerica.org ($1 = 10 Meals)
- sharethemeal.org ($.80 one child for one day)
- ricelove.org ($10 = 10 meals)
- ricelove.org (Buy a bag. Feed a family of four for one day.)
Please post photos of the meals you are giving to others and use hashtag #gohungrychallenge.