Since 1979, the United Nations has recognized October 16th as World Food Day around the world, raising awareness for those affected by poverty and hunger.
What Is World Food Day and Why Is it Significant?
Promoting collective action across 150 countries, World Food Day brings together governments, businesses, NGOs, media outlets, academia, and the public to create awareness and to work towards solutions to the devastating problems of poverty and hunger.
Ultimately, World Food Day aims to shine light on the fact that far too many people around the world are unable to afford healthy diets, forcing them to rely on food banks and other food relief. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified this, making World Food Day 2021 more important than ever.
We’re Making World Food Day Our Day
This year, the UN encourages you to make World Food Day your day by taking action to end hunger and work towards more a more efficient, secure food system. At Club des Millionnaires, we’re taking this to heart by making World Food Day our day, not just on October 16th, but every day. As a part of the Ocean Brands family, we’ve always felt a responsibility to protect our planet by producing our products in the most sustainable manner possible. This makes the process of producing Club des Millionnaires products more efficient, making more healthy food available to everyone.
As a food producer, we also have the unique opportunity to reduce hunger more directly: by partnering with organizations fighting hunger right here in Canada. We partner with Food Banks Canada, Backpack Buddies, I Can for Kids, Richmond School District, Coquitlam School District, Lotus Light Charity Society, United Way and Grocery Foundation to provide nourishment to the most vulnerable members of our communities. We’re grateful to these partners for their tireless work to improve the lives of Canadians and will lean into our commitment to fight hunger by working with them. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating World Food Day this year by joining us in the fight against hunger—educate yourself, join an event, or create your own action against hunger. Make World Food Day 2021 your day!