Step up to the Plate: Ending the Food Crisis | Civil Eats

Step up to the Plate: Ending the Food Crisis

Today is World Food Day, a day to bring awareness and inspire action to end world hunger. There are currently 923 million people who fall in the category of being undernourished on Earth. Eleanor Roosevelt said on the subject of hunger that “if we eat, but our neighbors starve, we may have power for a little while, but we will not have assurance of peace and security for all.”

Tonight in New York City, in honor of World Food Day, join Alice Waters of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA, Frances Moore Lappé, best-selling author of Diet for a Small Planet, Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Ben Burkett, president of the National Family Farm Coalition, LaDonna Redmond, president of the Institute for Community Resource Development, Pat Purcell of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Shari Rose of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission and a leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at the Great Hall of Cooper Union for Step Up to the Plate: Ending the Food Crisis, a call to action for addressing the roots of the world food crisis right away.

This event is taking place today at 7 East 7th Street (at 3rd Avenue), at 7pm. RSVP to whyevents@whyhunger.org

Photo: Relief to refugees in Chad, Africa by gthomas2002

We’ll bring the news to you.

Get the weekly Civil Eats newsletter, delivered to your inbox.

Thank you for being a loyal reader.

We rely on you. Become a member today to read unlimited stories.

Paula Crossfield is a founder and the Editor-at-large of Civil Eats. She is also a co-founder of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Her reporting has been featured in The Nation, Gastronomica, Index Magazine, The New York Times and more, and she has been a contributing producer at The Leonard Lopate Show on New York Public Radio. An avid cook and gardener, she currently lives in Oakland. Read more >

Like the story?
Join the conversation.

More from

The Farm Bill

Featured

Popular

Tracking Tire Plastics—and Chemicals—From Road to Plate

Can New York City Treat Its Food Scraps As More Than Trash?

Garbage bags full of waste, including compostable waste, pile up on the streets of new york city.

Senator Cory Booker Says FDA Proposal Could Worsen Antibiotic Resistance

A farmworker feeds cows in a barn.

Are Companies Using Carbon Markets to Sell More Pesticides?

a tractor sprays pesticides on a field while hazard symbols fade into the distance. (Civil Eats illustration)