Oxfam USA – World Food Day (October 16, 2012)

As you plan your publishing schedule for the next few weeks, please consider helping Oxfam America get the word out about a new set of principles to help people make everyday choices that can improve our global food system? Oxfam is calling it the GROW Method, and are looking for help to spread the word between now and World Food Day 2012 (October 16th).

Will you join us?


Oxfam America – World Food Day: www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday

GROW Method: www.oxfamamerica.org/growmethod

World Food Day Discussion Guide (FULL of facts and figures):http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/publications/world-food-day-dinner-discussion-guide

GROW Method Pinterest Cookbook: www.pinterest.com/oxfamgrowmethod

GROW Method Facebook App: http://www.facebook.com/oxfamamerica/app_358645720874634

World Food Day Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/350242438397916/

A few facts on the deep imbalances in our food system:

•    Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet nearly one billion of us (1 in every 7 people) still go to bed hungry.

•    About a third of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.

•    One pound of ground beef for your family uses more than 28,000 cups of water to produce—that’s enough to fill 20 bathtubs to the brim, and then some!

While this may seem overwhelming, there are many ways that we, as individuals, can make simple changes in the way we grow, cook, eat and store our food to be more sustainable.  So, as a special way to celebrate World Food Day, we’re asking people to:

•     Sign up to host a World Food Day dinner discussion. Oxfam has tons of free materials including a discussion guide, placemats, and recipe ideas from acclaimed chefs Jamie Oliver, Mary Sue Milliken, and others. Everything can be found at www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday

•   Share GROW method recipes on Pinterest and we’ll add them to our GROW Method Cook Book (http://pinterest.com/oxfamgrowmethod)! Just tag your pin with #GROWmethod to add it.

•    Snap photos of your World Food Day meal on Instagram and tag them with #WFD2012, then check out our site (www.oxfamamerica.org/worldfoodday) to see photos from all over the world.