World Food Day 2015, hellofood launches campaign “You Say. We Give” to fight hunger

Today is World Food Day – an annual day of action against hunger. Every year on that day, people around the world come together for a common cause: to contribute to the eradication of hunger. It all began in 1945 in Quebec with the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness and engage people in the fight against hunger.

World Food Day

World Food Day

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Based on FAO’s research, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. 60% of these are women, while almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year.

In honour of this day, food ordering app hellofood launches “You Say. We Give”, a week-long campaign to encourage collective efforts and be part of this global movement.



Photo credit:Hello Food

From the 16th to the 22nd of October, hellofood will be collecting its customers’ wishes. One can choose between 5 stock food items (rice, beans, flour, sugar and maize) simply by commenting on the Facebook post. hellofood will donate 1kg of that on his/her behalf to the Elohim Child Development Center. If the post is shared, hellofood will double the donation. So, the more people speak, the more hellofood gives.

With one simple click, hellofood will donate one kilo of food to the Elohim Child Development Center. Giving has never been so easy. Join the global movement to end one of the most persistent universal challenges. Be part of the solution and make a tangible difference with hellofood.

About hellofood

Hellofood and its affiliate brand foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 40 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, hellofood offers the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia. NetPincer in Hungary, Donesi in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, and Pauza in Croatia, Room Service in Malaysia and Singapore, City Delivery in Philippines, Food By Phone in Thailand, Koziness and Dial-a-Dinner in Hong Kong, Eatoye in Pakistan, and 24h in UAE. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia.

About World Food Day

World Food Day is the annual day of action against hunger taking place on the 16th of October. It began in 1945 in Quebec and the last 15 years great progresses have been achieved: 40 countries have halved the proportion of people who suffer from hunger; the likelihood of a child dying before age five has also been cut in half, which means about 17,000 children are saved every day; and extreme poverty rates have also been cut in half.

When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.” Beau Bridges


Hoops for Grace Vs Rafting against Extinction

Dear Patience,

I have been looking at this screen for the last 2 days. There are lots of things that I want to tell you but I do not know how to start. First things first, thank you so much. I received the package of goodness. You know me too well. JJ said you called. Thanks again. I miss you everyday. I tick off the calendar days – they are edging closer.

It has not been easy these past months. I have learnt to choose happiness over all else. It is tougher to wear a smile when you heart is bleeding. Story of my life. I have been reading too. Last weekend, I got myself a month’s worth of reading material at no cost. God still prevails!

October begins tomorrow. Like it has been done for the past 2 years, my friends of the 40 Days over 40 Smiles Foundation are having the annual fundraiser – Hoops 4 Grace. As usual, the event will take place at Bush Court (Naguru) opposite Kampala Parents School. Entrance is only 5,000 Ugx. It is for a good cause – A dormitory for the girls at Elohim.

Go show them some love! It will take place this Saturday!

Basketball and more!

Basketball and more!

On the same day, people throughout the world will march as one for one common purpose:  to educate and spread awareness about the poaching crisis and illegal wildlife trade in ivory and rhino horn that is plaguing our world RIGHT NOW.  In Uganda however, we will not be marching. We will be rafting the Mighty Nile instead!

Conquer the Nile for Rhinos

Conquer the Nile for Rhinos

Over the era of Idi Amin and the civil wars that followed, severe poaching across Uganda resulted in the violent demise of Northern white rhinos and elephants in Uganda. Uganda went from having more mega-herbivores per square kilometer than anywhere else in Africa – with famed herds of thousands of elephants – to seeing rhinos become extinct and elephants dropping to their lowest ever population of just a few hundred.

In recent years the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa has reached unprecedented heights as the demand for ivory and rhino horn has soared in China and other mainly Asian markets.  Whilst poaching is of concern in Uganda, the efforts of the UWA and partner conservation organisations have succeeded in sustaining a slow but steady growth in its elephant population. Uganda’s elephant numbers have increased by 600% since their lowest point in the mid-1990s, and we are the only country in Africa who can claim zero poaching of rhino since their reintroduction in 2006.

Whatever event you choose, you will be doing for a good cause! Stand up and represent, your country needs you!

Patience, I must go now. Always know that my love for you is limitless.

I can’t text you roses, or fax you my heart. I’d email you kisses, but we’d still be apart. I love you to pieces, and just wish you’d see that I care for you so much because you mean the world to me.” Mahmoud El Hallab