How it works
From 16th to 26th of October, we will be collecting your wishes. All you need to do is select one of the five stock food items shown in the app and we will donate 1kg to a local food bank on your behalf. If you share it on Facebook, we will double the donation! So, the more you speak, the more we give.
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 help us make a tangible difference.
You Say, We Give
Pasta: Eating pasta makes you happier! The carbohydrates in pasta increase the body’s production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that triggers feelings of happiness and well-being.
Pulses: Pulses are dried edible seeds obtained from plants.
They provide the same amount of calories as cereals, which are staple food all over the world. If you take 100 g of dry pulses, it would contain about 350 Kcal of energy.
Flour: Whether white or wholemeal, flour supplies a large portion of the nutrients required by our bodies to ensure growth and health.
Flour is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, fibre and complex carbohydrates.
Potato: Potatoes are stuffed with photonutrients and their vitamic C acts as an antioxidant and helps prevent everything from scurvy to the common cold.
The potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space.
Rice: 1 kg of rice can feed 12 people.
The Chinese word for rice is the same as the word for food. In many countries is common to throw rice to the just married couple after they come out from the temple. This oriental tradition is symbol of the fertility, abundance and prosperity.
The partnership with foodpanda, will further enhance the accomplishment of Food Angel's ultimate goal of achieving "Waste Not Hunger Not".
foodpanda really lives by the motto "giving back." Together with Food Angel, foodpanda hopes to reduce food waste and help the underprivileged in need of food assistance
Head of Marketing, foodpanda Hong Kong
About World Food Day
On the 16th of October is World Food Day, the annual day of action against 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 this global effort.
Based on FAO’s research, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. 60% of these are women, while almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes every year.
But it is possible to end hunger in this life: The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet.
World Food Day Facts
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people could be reduced by up to 150 million
Undernutrition is a factor in more than a third of the deaths of all children under age 5.
40 countries have already met the millennium development goal #1, reducing the number of hungry people in these countries by half.
1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tons is lost or wasted
Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis and aids combined.
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