20+ World Food Day Quotes, History, Theme, Significance & How Do We Celebrate 16 Oct?

On October 16, let us look at some encouraging World Food Day Quotes, Slogans, and Messages. World Food Day is an international campaign each year; it takes place on October 16 around the world. The day commemorates when the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945.

Highlighting the leading efforts of the Food and Agricultural Organisation to tackle global hunger and achieve Zero Hunger is the primary focus of the day. Many countries unite on this unique event to raise worldwide awareness about poverty and hunger issues. 

Like each year, 2022 World Food Day will be held on16th of October. The theme has not been announced yet. ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’ was World Food Day 2021. The theme highlights that the production and consumption of healthy food are beneficial for the people, the economy, and the environment. 

World Food Day Quotes, Messages, Slogans;

(I) “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi
(II) “Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.” – Mike Johanns
(III) “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

(IV) “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”- James Beard
(V) “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”– Epicurus
(VI) “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill

(VII) “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”- Alan D. Wolfelt
(VIII) “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”- James Beard
(IX) “My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”- Dolly Parton

(X) “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”- George Bernard Shaw
(XI) “I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”- W.C. Fields
(XII) “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the is greatest of feasts!”- James Beard

(XIII) “We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of an opportunity to eat badly.”- Anna Thomas
(XIV) “A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.”- George Orwell
(XV) “The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love, and death.”- E.M. Forster

(XVI) “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”- Julia Child
(XVII) “Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.”- Fran Lebowitz
(XVIII) “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde

(XIX) “Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget the food. You can go a week without laughing.” ― Joss Whedon
(XX) “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments” – Bethenny Frankel.

History of World Food Day;

The member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) founded World Food Day at its 20th General Conference in November 1979. And World Food Day was first celebrated on October 16, 1981.

The idea was proposed by Dr. Pal Romany- former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food. The UN General Assembly, on December 5, 1980, officially accepted and urged governments and international, national, and local organizations to participate in the commemoration of World Food Day.

Since 1981, World Food Day has been celebrated every year around the world. So far, the day has been celebrated by more than 150 nations across the globe to raise awareness about the issues related to poverty and Hunger. 

Significance of World Food Day;

Even though the globe generates enough food to feed everyone, one in nine people experiences chronic Hunger. At least two billion people don’t have regular access to adequate amounts of safe, healthy, and nutritious food.

Approximately 70% of the world’s extremely poor live in rural areas. Most of them rely on agriculture. Each year, Hunger kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined. Around 45 percent of infant deaths are related to undernutrition. 

The food is either spoiled during production or transport or thrown into the dust bins of households, retailers, or restaurants. Hence, World Food Day provides us, the government, and organizations, to take bold action to fix this so that everyone has enough safe and nutritious food to consume. 

How to Celebrate this Day? 

World Food Day is observed by almost 150 countries. The day is sponsored by 450 national organizations in the US. Many of these organizations organize Sunday dinners in honor of World Food Day. Ministries, universities, and research organizations host conferences, exhibits, and media broadcasts all around Europe.

There are various types of events that take place on World Food Day; this includes everything from concerts and contests to cultural performances, exhibitions, hunger marches, and marathons. 

Moreover, the best thing you can do on this day is to give some food to people who need it the most. And, if you figured out the nearest food bank to you, try to donate food or money because most food banks will accept food or money. You could also volunteer at food banks on this day. 

Food banks are frequently searching for willing volunteers. We are certain that it will be appreciated regardless of how much time you have to spare. Use #WorldFoodDay # WorldFoodDay to spread awareness online. 

Frequently Asked Questions on World Food Day

Q. What day is World Food Day?

Ans: October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day.

Q. What was the theme for World Food Day 2021?

Ans: ”Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow” was World Food Day 2021.

Q. When was the first World Food Day?

Ans: On October 16, 1981, World Food Day was first celebrated.

Q. What is the theme of World Food Day 2022?

Ans: Like each year, 2022 World Food Day will be held on16th of October. The theme has not been announced yet.

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