World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.
The World Food Day theme for 2011 is “Food prices – from crisis to stability”.
According to its official website, “Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable.
The organization is encouraging everyone to look seriously at what causes swings in food prices, and do what needs to be done to reduce their impact on the weakest members of global society.