World Food Day

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Fight Hunger Year Round

Observe World Food Day on October 16


One billion of 7 billion people in the world are hungry. 13 million of the hungry are school age students in the USA. They go to bed hungry not knowing where their next meal will come from.

As a way to alleviate hunger and promote food security, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations created World Food Day (WFD). Hundreds of sponsors and communities all over the world observe World Food Day on October 16th to educate, advocate and take action for a hunger-free world.

To support the observance of World Food Day and alleviate hunger year-round, EarthBox created the STEM-based EarthBox for World Food Day School Kit. Students of all ages observe World Food Day, practice sustainable agriculture, perform an authentic experiment, learn the importance of eating healthy and advancing local and global food security. The more classrooms and students participate in the EarthBox for World Food Day activities and events, the bigger the impact will be in promoting food security and fighting hunger year round.

The kit makes it easy to observe World Food Day. In just 45 minutes, an entire school, or an individual instructor, can learn about World Food Day and register an event on the World Food Day website. All other activities in thekit can be completed as time and schedules permit. Even if you miss World Food Day, you can register an event at any time of the entire year.

Learn about World Food DayEarthBox also joined the FAO’s WFD Network to amplify the voice of hunger. Our network, along with the support of its unique communities, can make significant strides towards ending world hunger.

Active network members, including EarthBox, are 1,000 Days, American Values Network, Auburn University, Baylor Texas Hunger Initiative, Bread for the World, Buddhist Global Relief, Church World Service, Ecumenical Women, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Global Volunteers, Hunger Free Communities Network, IATP, Joint Council, Kids Against Hunger, NCBA CLUSA International, Oxfam America, Presbyterian Hunger Program, Sojourners, St Louis World Food Day, Stop Hunger now, Table for Two, The Growing Connection Network, the Hunger Project, The ONE Campaign, Universities Fighting World Hunger, USDA-The People’s Garden, U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance, WFP USA, and the World Food Program

Instruction Plan for World Food Day







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Order an EarthBox® for World Food Day School Kit and Ready-To-Grow EarthBox® Gardening System


Contact EarthBox Education at 800-442-7336 to sponsor an EarthBox for World Food Day program at a school(s) of your choice, or one that is on the EarthBox for World Food Day waiting list, or just go on-line to order an EarthBox® for World Food Day School Kit and Ready-To-Grow EarthBox® Gardening System




  • Create a buzz in your entire community by inviting the local media to do a story about your World Food Day event. Be sure to thank everyone who helped make the event possible. Include an image, or go live on TV!
  • Write an Op-ed piece about World Food Day and how you are fighting hunger!
  • Present your EarthBox for World Food Day Program locally, state-wide or nationally at conferences and professional staff development.
  • Invite your peers to join the EarthBox for World Food Day Campaign
  • Post your event on the EarthBox Education FaceBook Page
  • Submit your story to the EarthBox Education Department for publication in an EarthBox Education e-newsletter
  • Register your World Food Day event on the World Food Day website

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