Why World Food Day matters

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  • Monday, 16 Oct 2017

A volunteer stirs a large pot of “porciuncula” soup during “La Porciuncula,” a religious event where Franciscans monks serve food to the poor, at the Los Descalzos Convent in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Porciuncula soup is made of manioc, potato, beef, chicken, pork as well as vegetables and rice. — AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Food is something most of us take for granted. We wake up knowing breakfast will boost our day. A couple of hours later, we might start clock-watching, eager for a lunch to break the monotony of work. The end of the day might be spent having dinner with loved ones sharing special moments and discussing important details of the day. Even religious holidays are intricately intertwined with eating (or not eating). Clearly, food is a focal point of all our lives, every day of the week.

So why do we need a day to be dedicated to food?

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