A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
This World Food Day (16 October) and in the days around it, Australians are taking part in Oxfam’s Eat Local Feed Global to help fight hunger and poverty overseas. From Tasmania to Townsville, Perth to Sydney, people are getting together in support of Oxfam’s GROW campaign.
A dinner party with seasonal produce. A ‘raw food’ bake-off at work. A lunch at a primary school made entirely from locally grown vegetables. These are some of the many amazing ways people are coming together over food. All inspired by our GROW challenges.
Small actions create lasting change. And there are heaps of things people are doing as part of Eat Local Feed Global. Eating sustainably, raising money and awareness, and joining the thousands of Australians in calling on our newly elected government to do more to tackle hunger by prioritizing support to small-scale food producers through our aid budget.
This blog was written by Clancy Moore, Oxfam Australia’s GROW Campaign Coordinator
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