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World Food Day 2020: Know the importance, history and theme of this special day

World Food Day is observed on every 16th October across the globe. Read on to know the significance of the global event.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 16, 2020 17:04 IST
World Food Day 2020: Know the relevance, history and theme of this special day
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World Food Day 2020

Nutrition is something which our body can’t do without and not getting food can put our survival to a risk. Yet we come across a lot of people who waste it. Therefore, in order to honour and spread awareness about food and its importance, the World Food Day is celebrated on every October 16.

Several countries and its people are struggling to tackle with hunger where lack of proper food and nutrition is a big issue. This year the global event is being observed to make people aware of sustainability and to eradicate hunger starvation from the world.

World Food Day 2020: History

World Food Day is being celebrated since 1945 to honour the Food and Agriculture Organization which completed its 75th year today and was started by the United Nations. This day is observed by different organizations concerning food security like the World Food Program and International Fund for Agricultural Development among others. 

World Food Day 2020: Theme

Every year World Food Day has a different theme and this year's theme is "Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future". although a number of events happen on this day every year but this time due to the global pandemic the celebrations will be a little different. And going by 2020's theme one of the ideal ways to celebrate this day will be by providing food to the needy. 

There are countries all around the world that need help because they are battling starvation. You can donate to any charities on World Food Day. Else, you could also opt to do some fundraising as well.

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