End hunger. Eat Local, Feed Global

Campaigning for change article written on the 10 Oct 2013

With World Food Day (October 16) fast approaching a number of Oxfam supporters are preparing their Eat Local Feed Global activities. Eat Local Feed Global is held from the 12th to the 20th of October to increase awareness about injustices in the global food system and raise money for Oxfam’s life changing work. Register to take part now.

By Simon Bryant

As an Oxfam GROW Ambassador I have been committed to the importance of the GROW campaign since I first spoke at its launch in Adelaide back in October 2011. It’s a campaign that deals with issues close to my heart; the importance of sustainable food systems, supporting local and fairly produced food, reducing our food waste and tackling global hunger.

Simply put, a world that produces a surplus of food should not have one in eight people going hungry every day.

So if you are like me and also share these values then you too can show your support for Oxfam and learn more about how we can stop global hunger by taking part in this year’s Eat Local Feed Global activities Oct 12 – 20.

Oxfam are asking people to get together at this time to share with friends, family or work mates any way you choose – a lunch or hosting a morning or afternoon tea. By taking part in Eat Local Feed Global you will be joining thousands of people and organizations around the world who are coming together in the lead up to World Food Day (October 16), all taking action to reduce global hunger.

By taking part Eat local Feed Global you can increase awareness about our role in the global food system and how actions we take every day can help end hunger. You can also raise money for Oxfam’s life changing work with small scale farmers and empower producers in developing countries to feed their communities.

You can register now to Eat Local Feed Global and Oxfam will provide you a pack of great resources, including one of my recipes and tips on how you, and your colleagues, friends and family, can build a better food future for millions of people.

Cheers Simon