Fighting Hunger with Marra Forni

We love sharing how you can enjoy food cooked in a Marra Forni but we also recognize that not everyone has food and people go hungry around the world. This week was an important milestone for the USA in aiding the fight against world hunger because Congress passed the Global Food Security Act, #No1Hungry. This act will put Feed the Future, our global hunger and food security initiative, into law.

At the 2009 G-8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy, global leaders discussed reducing poverty, hunger and malnutrition across the globe “by encouraging agricultural productivity, strengthening supply chains, and promoting sound market-based principles for agriculture sector development and trade.” Obama recommitted the United States to investing in agriculture with $3.5 billion over three years. This motivated an additional $18.5 billion from other donors.

-Ambassador Susan Rice

Even in America, as kids are on summer vacation, those who rely on school lunch are forced to go without it. Chefs, like Ted Cizma of SpaceX and Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes, are contributing to the No Kid Hungry fundraising efforts by biking across California, raising over $1,000,000 so far. Restaurants can participate in the cause with the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Campaign. This campaign has brought together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to to help end childhood hunger. Partners, like The Food Network & Cooking Channel’s New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF), help raise awareness and 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds go toward helping community based organizations fight hunger. With continued support, we hope that one one day hunger is no longer an issue!



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