Throggs Neck students topping off their apple galette before baking.
This Sunday is World Food Day – a day for everyone to join together in unison to focus on one of the most persistent global challenges – hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
At The Sylvia Center, we focus on teaching cooking in low-income communities. Why? Because food education is a vital component to food security. Now more than ever, The Sylvia Center is an essential force for helping young people and their families establish life-long positive eating habits, which will profoundly affect their well-being. That’s why our mission is to inspire young people and their families to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen.
This year, we’ve joined forces with Rabobank, our program sponsor for the week of World Food Day, to celebrate the occasion. Rabobank, an international financial services provider with a clear commitment for food and agriculture, has made strides towards meeting the increasing demand for food. In conjunction with World Food Day and in an effort to raise awareness of the challenges around food, Rabobank also hosts their annual Rabo Food Week where employees take on various challenges around sustainability and food waste, such as eliminating food waste or going meatless for a day. As part of their Banking for Food Strategy, they continuously strive to increase food access, enhance stability in the global food chain, and improve nutrition globally.
On World Food Day, this year, we honor the projects, people, and programs working tirelessly to create innovative programs to achieve zero hunger. We join together, as one movement, to spread the will that promises nutritious food for everyone, everywhere. Stay tuned for next week’s program highlights.