Help Combat Hunger on World Food Day October 7, 2018 Email World Food Day, celebrated on October 16, honors the day the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded. The FAO is an agency in the United Nations that works on fighting hunger internationally. Across the globe, 815 million people suffer from chronic hunger. And even though chronic hunger is a world issue, it’s also a problem faced by every community. This World Food Day, consider donating food to a local food bank. Maybe you have some boxed or canned food in your cupboards that you’re not sure you’ll eat, or maybe you’re willing to spend a little pocket change for a good cause. Either way, it only takes a small action from each of us to help feed the hungry families in our own backyards. Find a local food bank here, or learn more about World Food Day and how you can get involved.