Hunger is a complex issue that is closely tied to poverty. While there are many reasons why people go hungry, including natural disasters, climate change, and conflict, poverty is the underlying cause of most hunger and malnutrition. According to the World Bank, more than 800 million people worldwide live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than £1.53 per day.
Here at BDCU Money Tips, we are going to focus on ways to help strengthen your knowledge of world hunger and how you can help tackle the issue.
What is WORLD HUNGER DAY and why is it important
World Hunger Day is a day that is observed annually on May 28th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the issue of hunger and poverty around the world. It is a day to reflect on the fact that while many of us take our next meal for granted millions of people worldwide struggle to find enough food to eat.
The initiative is important as it helps to gather donations to save people from starvation, evokes gratitude within us to appreciate what we have compared to the less fortunate, and it promotes a sense of compassion and generosity.
How to help:
On World Hunger Day, we can all take action to help fight against hunger and poverty.
You can donate to charities or non-profit organizations that work to provide food, water, and other necessities to those in need. Even a small amount helps. Many organizations, such as the World Food Programme and Action Against Hunger, operate in some of the most food-insecure areas of the world, providing food assistance to millions of people each year.
Another way to help on World Hunger Day is to volunteer at local food banks or soup kitchens. Many communities have organizations that rely on volunteers to help provide food assistance to those in need.
Conserve food by not taking our meals for granted and being grateful. If there is any extra food remaining, give it to someone who needs it.
Or just simply spread awareness about the issue of hunger and poverty. Even small actions can make a big difference!
How BDCU are helping to fight against hunger and poverty:
FoodSavers ™ is a partnership project for the Bradford District with Inn Churches. FoodSavers aims to reduce dependency on food banks and free food provision, by combining sustainable low-cost food markets with an easy saving of £1 for each visit to the Credit Union. As a Credit Union member, you can save more in your Regular Shares account and help get you into a savings habit!
Partnering with Inn Churches, this Bradford Council partly-funded project now has 16 outlets around Bradford offering low-cost food to the community with members able to save into the Credit Union to build up their savings. Members have so far saved over £30,000 offering a unique way to save in the community.
Find a FoodSavers™ outlet: FoodSavers Network – Bradford Foodbanks
For More Information:
Head to the FoodSavers website
For Pantry enquiries contact Tess Wilkins on 01274 955010 or 07724 038479