This Friday, October 16th, is World Food Day–“a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger” (U.S. National Committee for World Food Day). So, as you grab that pop tart on your way to class–or cruise through that drive-through for a cheesburger on your way home–this is a good week to think about where your food comes from and to remember those who aren’t as fortunate. If you’re bored between classes or trying to kill a little time at home, go to www.freerice.com to play a little vocabulary game. You benefit by building your vocabulary a bit, and they’ll donate 10 grains of rice for each correct answer you get. Warning–the game can be a bit addictive!
If you want to learn more about hunger issues in the world today, check out some of the library’s resources listed below. Better yet, check around town to see if there is any way you can get involved locally to combat hunger right here at home.
- Enough: Why the world’s poorest starve in an age of plenty. (Thurow 2009)
- Closing the food gap: Resetting the table in the land of plenty. (Winne 2009)
- U.S. National Debate Topic 2009-10: Social Services for the Poor. (ed.Roush 2009)
- All you can eat: How hungry is America? (Berg 2008)
- The end of food. (Roberts 2008)
- World Hunger. (Stanford 2007)