Saturday 15 December, 2018

NourishTT teams up with Massy for World Food Day

Local nonprofit Nourish TT has partnered once again with Massy Stores to commemorate World Food Day and raise awareness about food waste in Trinidad and Tobago.  

In commemoration of World Food Day, which will be observed on October 16, the organisation will be hosting a four-day food drive at select Massy Stores from October 19 to October 22. 

Customers at the designated locations can donate food items at Nourish TT booths where they will, in turn, be distributed to needy persons and families. 

Donors will also be able to publish and track their contributions in real time. The dates and locations you can donate include: 

 

Friday, October 19

Mandalay, Arima 

2PM - 6PM 

 

Saturday, October 20 

Westmoorings

2PM - 6PM 

 

Sunday, October 21

Gulf View 

10AM - 2PM 

 

Monday, October 22 

Trincity 

10AM - 2PM 

 

About World Food Day

'Zero Hunger' is at the central focus of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations with a goal to end world hunger by 2030. Over 820 million people worldwide are suffering from chronic undernourishment, according to the latest FAO "2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" report. 

Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. While millions go hungry, 672 million people suffer from obesity, and a further 1.3 billion are overweight.

Wasting less, eating better and adopting a sustainable lifestyle are key to building a world free of hunger. Zero Hunger moves beyond conflict-resolution, economic growth, and taking the long-term approach building peaceful, inclusive societies.

Find out more about World Food Day and the Zero Tolerance mission here. 

 

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