On the occation of World Food Day, a joint truck convoy of FAO and the Hungarian Foodbank Association will travel across Budapest on October 16 and carrying food donation and calling attention to healthy eating and the challenges to fight food waste.
The arrival of the trucks will be preceeded by a press event at 9.30 a.m. at Varosliget Cafe, with representatives of FAO, Foodbank and the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. The food donation convoy will reach the Heroes’ square at around 10.15 a.m. The 14th joint FAO-Foodbank food donation convoy highlights the importance of a healthy and diverse diet and the need to reduce food waste. The impressive number of contributing companies shows the strength of joint action.
About World Food Day
Each year on October 16, countries commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on World Food Day. Events across the world promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and other forms of malnutrition and for the need to ensure food security and healthy diets for all. World Food Day is also an important opportunity to send a strong message to the public: We can end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal.