Oxfam World Food Day #socialgoodmoms #globalteamof200

Oxfam America has planned World Food Day for October 16th. The goal is to think about where our food comes from and the work involved in growing grains, vegetables, fruits, etc.  And the main focus is to remember that people are hungry worldwide.

When I sit down to eat I usually look forward to tasting and to enjoying the food prepared. Our family dinners are a time to talk about the day GROW by Oxfamand to have a good time. Sometimes I’m concerned about the cost of the groceries I used to make my meal, the dinner tab at a restaurant or the calories I’m consuming. But I don’t worry about where my or my family’s next meal is coming from.

I don’t need to farm my land, be sure that my cattle are properly fed and watered or take my children out of school to help me get the food I need. Those that have live this daily know that working hard doesn’t mean they will have the food they need for themselves and for their family. “..Nearly 1 billion of us still go to bed hungry—not because there isn’t enough, but because of deep imbalances of opportunity and resources. Today, crises and disasters, rising prices, and failing production threaten to push hundreds of millions more people back into hunger.”

On World Food Day, you can host a dinner that uses the GROW method and that allows time for discussion about how to make the world’s food system fair to everyone. The GROW system by Oxfam is made up of five principals:

  1. Reducing Food Waste
  2. Buying Products that Safeguard Fair Deals
  3. Cooking Smart
  4. Buying Food in Season
  5. Eating more Fruit and Vegetables

GROW Method

If you need recipes for your dinner, take a look at some from Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Aarti Sequiera. There are also conversation starters and discussions for your dinner so your guests can learn about Oxfam and World Food Day.

I hope you’ll take part. Are you planning on it? How will you use the GROW method and inspire others to do so?

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post. It is a campaign that I believe in and want to share with my readers.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. 1
    Richard Hicks says:

    Love the idea of celebrating WOrld food day using the Grow Method. I think in our society too many people overlook where their food was grown or how it got to the table

  2. 2

    I need to go check that out, I have heard of Social Good Moms but not of this program! Thanks for sharing!
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    My husband and I just set a goal on Saturday to eat more fruit and veggies. We eat fairly healthy anyway, but we could still do better. Thanks for this post! It is a great reminder.
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    That sounds like a great idea for a dinner party and such an important cause.
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    I’ve never hears of this before. I’m definitely going to have to check out the website and learn more. Sounds like a great way to teach my kids about how very lucky we are and how others need our help. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. 6

    This is such an awesome cause to support. Hats off to you :)
    Kas
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    What a great lesson to teach our children where food comes from and eating food in season;.
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    I love the idea of less food waste. This is a great cause to support!
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    This is such an important topic. I wish more people were conscious of these issues.
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  10. 10

    I think everyone should try to eat this way at LEAST once a month. It is so educational, and helps you not take for granted food. Plus, it is healthier. Great post!
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    I like that GROW method…we could all start using that easily!
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  12. 12

    Can you imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from? I can’t fathom that. We are SO lucky, and seeing these posts on my favorite blogs lately makes me remember that.

    Thank you for spreading the word!
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