Yesterday, October 16, was World Food Day. It is a day when people from around the world come together to try and eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime.
Here are some facts on World Food Day:
- 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day
- Nearly 98% of worldwide hunger exists in underdeveloped countries. Almost 1 in every 15 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5, most of them from hunger related causes.