Tuesday, October 16th, is World Food Day. But for 870 million hungry people across the globe this day is just another one of suffering. What can you do on World Food Day to help them?
When you sit down to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner on World Food Day imagine an "invisible guest" at your table, one of the world's hungry. This is exactly what Americans did after World War I in a fundraiser led by Herbert Hoover and General John Pershing.
You could feed that "invisible guest" with a donation of even a few dollars to a humanitarian group like the World Food Programme, Save the Children, Church World Service or Catholic Relief Services. Or you can donate to a food bank in your area. You can fight hunger at home and abroad.
On World Food Day you can also take action with a computer, a cell phone and Facebook. You can visit the site Freerice.com and play an award-winning education game where for every correct answer 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme. You can test yourself in vocabulary, math, or even the SAT.
Need inspiration? Free Rice has a famous quotes section. The more people play, the greater action against world hunger.
If you walk, run or bike you can use Charity Miles, a free app you download onto your cell phone. Every mile you exercise means a donation to a charity. You just need a cell phone with GPS and a Facebook account to post your results. Two of the charities who you can raise money for on Charity Miles are the World Food Programme and Feeding America. It's a way to exercise and feed an "invisible guest."