Chefs For Change and HiGrade Media Consult To Hold “Feast Of Hope”
On October 16, which marks the United Nations WORLD FOOD DAY, Chefs for Change in collaboration with HiGrade media consult, will hold the “Feast of Hope”, where about 3000 people, including street children, orphanages, the mentally challenged and the aged will be fed to mark the day.
Recent statistics show that 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted around the world every year and over a million children die every year from hunger. 50% of Ghanaians do not have enough to eat and over 45% of food is wasted in Ghana. Majority of Ghanaians have developed consumption lifestyles that they cook more food than they can eat and throw the left- over’s into dustbins. The wasted food end up at land-fields and turns into methane, a green-house gas that is 25 times more potent than the carbon monoxide from vehicles’ exhaust, which emits into the atmosphere and negatively impact on the environment. Reducing domestic food waste would bring down green-house gas that unnecessarily emits into the atmosphere and negatively impact on the environment. On national front a lot of foodstuffs are lost during bumper harvest due to inadequate storage facilities and poor transportation network.
The day will see the team together with all volunteers float through some principal streets of Accra, particularly closer to areas populated by our targets to FEED AND INSPIRE them. The float will commence and end at the freedom and Justice Park,Circle. Special teams will also be dispatched to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Osu Children’s home and some other selected similar outlets to give them their share of the food and inspiration. The float will also be used to educate the general public about the facts of FOOD WASTAGE AND HUNGER in the country, to at least reduce the canker killing our societies. Supporting artistes includes high life legend Felix Owusu, Raquel, Fiifi Selah and Buddaman. Feast of hope has official meal sponsors: Finatrade foundation with Rice masters, Sadia and Mr. Snarky. The program is also supported by Soronko Solutions, Saka Homes, Allart Ghana and Pervita Foundation with support from several media partners.
Visit www.feastofhope.com for more information.