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Join Oxfam this World Food Day, October 16

When you sit down to eat every day, do you think about how the meal you’re eating is the product of a complex, and broken, global food system? This World Food Day, Oxfam America is teaming up with a host of allies across the US and around the globe, including acclaimed chefs Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Aarti Sequiera.

They have a simple yet compelling idea —- to host a World Food Day dinner October 16th that fosters a conversation about where your food comes from, who cultivates it, and how you can take personal actions that will make the food system more just and sustainable.

Visit Oxfam America for free materials so you can host a great World Food Day event.

Each chef generously contributed a recipe that corresponds to a principle of Oxfam’s GROW Method: five simple ideas, easy to try in your kitchen or at the grocery store, that can make a big difference for millions of others across the planet.

Host a meal, share a recipe, and spread the word this World Food Day.


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5 Responses

  1. Windlesham says:

    Thank you Laurie for sharing this important event!  I plan to do a World Food Day meal following the GROW Method–and picking a recipe from your book!  Liz

  2. Ivrateau says:

    Oxfam is a great organization and these are concrete things that will surely spark discussion at our dinner!

  3. I love that these suggestions from Oxfam are simple and easy, yet can have such a huge impact on people and the planet.  Who knew that a “meatless monday” could change the world!

  4. ginarau says:

    Today we’ll celebrate World Food Day but I hope that the message is celebrated every day in homes, at tables around the globe. It’s too easy to not care, to not think about the impact that each decision has and get wrapped up in a life centered around an abundance of things, which sadly often leads to waste. 

    We eat very simple, delicious, healthy meals in our home and my family wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s not difficult once you change your perspective and habits. 

    Thanks for sharing Laurie! 

  5. raindance_19 says:

    Thanks for this info Laurie! Oxfam is such a great organization to support. Their efforts support so many hungry people around the globe. I can’t wait for World Food Day 2013!

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