UFWH (English)

Thanks to all those who participated in the collection as volunteers and/or donors! This time 173.6 kilograms of food were collected, and 33,765 forints in cash donations. This is the best result in recent collections (October 2017 – 164 kg, 14,800 Ft.; spring 2017 148 kg, 5,715 Ft.). Keep up the good work!

World Food Day, A Day Celebrated All Over the World—Because of some Hungarians
by Dennis Engel

Thanks to some Hungarians, every year a day close to the middle of October is celebrated around the world! You might never have known about it or heard of it, but World Food Day is commemorated annually on October 16th in over 150 countries. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the issues behind poverty and hunger.

And what is the Hungarian connection to World Food Day? In 1979 World Food Day was chosen to take place on 16 October by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This day marks the date of the creation of the FAO in 1945. At the 1979 conference where this proclamation about World Food Day was first made,  the Hungarian Delegation (led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány) played an active role and suggested the idea of celebrating World Food Day across the globe.

So, there you have it! A celebration that is observed in many countries across the world came to be thanks in part to the initiative of some Hungarians. Let’s keep this spirit alive and have World Food Day make a great impact on our community by holding a fruitful collection each year!

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