MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - To mark World Food Day tomorrow, World Vision encourages Canadians to help take a bite out of global hunger by enjoying the most lavish meal they can afford.
The initiative is part of the international aid agency's #HungerFree campaign which invites people to share a meal with the ones they love, and then double up and donate what they spent on that meal to support food assistance programs for some of the world's most vulnerable people in Kenya, South Sudan and around the world.
"Eight hundred million people around the world are undernourished with children being the most affected. Children who are regularly hungry risk stunted growth, and could potentially become adults with diminished physical strength and mental capacity which will impact them for the rest of their lives. This year we're encouraging Canadians to participate in #HungerFree as a way to stand up to hunger and help these kids."
-Lon Wong, Manager of Student & Youth Engagement, World Vision Canada
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
How Canadians can double up and donate to help create a hunger free world:
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca
SOURCE World Vision Canada
Image with caption: "Meal time at a camp for internally displaced people in Twic County, South Sudan. Sept. 16, 2015. Photo/Andre Forget (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151015_C6614_PHOTO_EN_521483.jpg
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