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Eversheds supports World Food Day 2013

  • United Kingdom
  • CSR environment

16-10-2013

Eversheds will be supporting World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October by encouraging colleagues to bring in food items for their local food bank or relevant charity.

“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013. The official World Food Day theme, announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.

A food system is made up of the environment, people, institutions and processes by which agricultural products are produced, processed and brought to consumers. What would a sustainable food system look like? Is it possible to get from here to there? What would need to change to move us in that direction? World Food Day 2013 is an opportunity to explore these and other questions, and help bring about the future we want.

Staff are showing their support by bringing in at least one item of food. Amongst the items collected will be suggested donations of;

  • Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar (500g), Tea bags, Instant coffee, Biscuits,
     
  • Soup, Pasta, Pasta sauces, Tomatoes (tinned),
     
  • Tinned meat/fish, Instant mash potato, Rice, Tinned vegetables/Tinned fruit,
     
  • Cereals, Fruit juice (cartons),
     
  • Rice pudding (tinned), Sponge pudding (tinned), Jam

The total population on Earth is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, and the annual World Food Day aims to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world.

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