For millions around the world, food is #MoreThanAMeal. It's survival. The global hunger crisis is escalating, starving children and families of food and a future. This World Food Day, make every meal count by sharing the joy of food with the hungry today.
As Malaysians, many of us share one great and common love: food. It binds us as a family, community and nation. From bowls of warm soup to plates of fragrant rice with dishes on the side, it’s undeniable that food is more than a meal. It’s a memory, a feeling, an experience. It warms the soul, fills the stomach and builds bridges in conversation and life.
But more than that, food is survival. Access to food is a basic human right, but for many in Malaysia and around the world, going to bed hungry is all they know. The global hunger crisis is escalating; today more children and families are starving than ever before.
This World Food Day (16 October), we invite you to look at food in a new way and discover how you can combat hunger and poverty around the world.
For the first time in over a decade, global hunger is on the rise. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, as many as 811 million people went hungry in 2020.
It’s a crisis that has worsened due to the impact of COVID-19, climate change and conflict on vulnerable communities around the world. And as always, children are often the ones who suffer most. But you can make a difference.
If food has created memorable moments and precious memories in your life, we invite you to give those in need the same opportunities! World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine tackles the root causes of hunger and poverty through innovative approaches on the ground.
When you donate to the 30-Hour Famine Fund, you put food on the tables of vulnerable families in Malaysia and around the world. But more than that, you’re supporting holistic transformation in communities through health and nutrition, livelihood, clean water projects and more.
Celebrate food in a meaningful way and share the joy today.
From now until October 16, share your favourite food memory with us. Is it your grandmother’s mee suah and hard-boiled eggs served on your birthday every year, or a road trip with friends in search of the best kueh-kueh in town? We’d love to hear it!
Share your story on social media, tag @WorldVisionMalaysia and hashtag #MoreThanAMeal #WorldFoodDay to celebrate what food means to you and how it has enriched your life.
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In 2021, 85.9% of donations collected were used for programmes that benefit children, families and communities in need.