On Sunday, October 15, World Food Day will be observed from noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The day will kick off with a formal opening ceremony and continue with educational workshops, a food vendor’s court, a farmers' market, demonstrations, a petting zoo, entertainment, a “House of CANs” competition, and distribution of free vegetable seedlings.
World Food Day, though officially celebrated on Oct. 16, is observed worldwide during October and brings attention to the plight of the hungry and undernourished in the Territory and around the world. This year’s World Food Day theme, selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is: “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind.”
While admission is free, attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. All items received will be donated to local food banks.
For more information, please contact Marthious Clavier at (340) 692-4090.