Work to End Hunger

October 16, 2017

Around the world on October 16 each year, people come together for World Food Day to take steps to eradicate hunger. Access to food is a basic human right, and we can end hunger in our lifetime.

“Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number is zero.”  

It's no wonder that a mindful observance of World Food Day is happening in tandem with Fair Trade Month in October—one of the best ways consumers can help alleviate the effects of poverty-driven hunger is to buy fair tradeSmall farmers hold the key to higher wagers for producers and sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families. Your purchases of fairly-traded food makes a real difference in their ability to put food on their own table.

Abeer Abbas from Faqu'a Cooperative. Photo courtesy of Canaan Fair Trade.

Your purchases at the Good Buy have supported decades-long work for economic and environmental justice by UUSC, shining a spotlight on the injustices in the food industry. Supporting small farmers and cooperatives is one of many ways forward in advancing a more equitable world.

For many of us in the U.S., we rarely give a thought to food scarcity. But it’s a daily reality for families around the globe. Hunger doesn’t take a day off.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Recent Updates

Choose the Right Frames for Your Face

August 17, 2018

At a loss on which style to choose? Our latest blog post will take the guesswork out of picking a frame style! Learn what to look for in selecting eyewear accessories that fit your features.

Continue Reading →

Quick and Tasty Summer Recipes

July 31, 2018

No one wants to stay in a hot kitchen cooking in the summer! If you take your meals outside — whether grilling at the beach or for a backyard picnic — we’ve got some fresh ideas. Here are two of our favorite ways to use in-season produce.

Continue Reading →

Just Peachy

June 28, 2018

Peaches are a summer staple and won't be in-season for much longer. Check out our peach-inspired picks, from food to apparel!

Continue Reading →