Did you know?
- Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.
- About a third of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.
- One pound of ground beef for your family uses more than 28,000 cups of water to produce—that’s enough to fill 20 bathtubs to the brim, and then some!
In March 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground for the White House organic garden. I watched her on television as she made the first dig, and was thrilled at the site of the twenty-three fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, D.C., digging right along with her. The 1,100-square-foot garden plot is located on the south lawn of the White House. The garden is a symbol that educates and encourages children about nutritious foods to eat. It will provide food for the White House’s First Family, staff, visitors, and also help feed the hungry.
Join GROW: Oxfam's campaign for a world where everyone always has enough to eat. Visit: https://www.growmethod.com/us/welcome/deeplink/microsite/ and follow #growmethod on Twitter.
For more information, about this campaign please visit these helpful sites:
Oxfam America – World Food Day: www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday
GROW Method: www.oxfamamerica.org/growmethod
World Food Day Discussion Guide (FULL of facts and figures):http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/publications/world-food-day-dinner-discussion-guide
GROW Method Pinterest Cookbook: www.pinterest.com/oxfamgrowmethod
GROW Method Facebook App: http://www.facebook.com/oxfamamerica/app_358645720874634
World Food Day Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/350242438397916/
There are many ways that we, as individuals, can make simple changes in the way we grow, cook, eat and store our food to be more sustainable. So, as a special way to celebrate World Food Day, we’re asking people to:
• Sign up to host a World Food Day dinner discussion. Oxfam has tons of free materials including a discussion guide, placemats, and recipe ideas from acclaimed chefs Jamie Oliver, Mary Sue Milliken, and others. Everything can be found at www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday
• Share GROW method recipes on Pinterest and we’ll add them to our GROW Method Cook Book (http://pinterest.com/oxfamgrowmethod)! Just tag your pin with #GROWmethod to add it.
• Snap photos of your World Food Day meal on Instagram and tag them with #WFD2012, then check out our site (www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday) to see photos from all over the world.
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