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Interestingly, we commemorate World Food Day on October 16, near our annual celebration of Thanksgiving. This season, the Edmonton diocese’s Social Justice Committee is offering resources via this interactive PDF document, to be used in parishes, or personally, to help us remember those who are not as fortunate as we are and learn specifically about the positive impact international development can have on improving food security around the world. We hope you will find them helpful.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations created World Food Day in 1945. The goal of the FAO is to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition and to effectively manage the global food system. World Food Day events are organised in more than 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar