5 May, 2023
In this week’s Goods, we’re marking the start of The Hunger Project’s 2023 campaign ahead of World Hunger Day on 28th May. Brought to our attention by Rebecca, via our Friday 5 inbox (we really do read all your emails) the campaign launches this week, aiming to tackle hunger and amplify the voices of those facing it.
More than 800 million people around the world face hunger, and you might be surprised to hear that number has been rising since 2015, after falling steadily for decades. The focus of the campaign is Sustainability, recognising the interconnectedness of food security, climate change and biodiversity loss, and the importance of creating sustainable agriculture and food systems. It also looks to draw attention to the importance of food waste, in the food system before it reaches our plate, and in our homes.
The Hunger Project is asking us to overhaul our usual Sunday dinner in aid of the campaign by hosting a ‘Sustainable Supper’ on World Hunger Day to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Encouraging participants to consider where their food comes from and the impact of the systems that produce it, The Hunger Project asks that you buy seasonably grown, locally produced food with no waste. With sustainable recipes designed by chefs from around the world available online, this is sure to be a dinner your family and friends won’t forget.
For more information about the campaign, and to download the Hunger Project’s toolkits with guidance on how you can get involved, as an individual or as a business, click here. And, if you have a story, an event or a cause you’d like us to put on our readers’ radar in a future Friday 5, get in touch here.
By Lucy Bell