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UVI to Observe World Food Day on Oct. 18 - 20

On Friday, Oct. 18, the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (CES) begins its World Food Day observance with a “Hunger Banquet” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Great Hall on the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus, on St. Croix. This event is open to fourth through ninth-graders, representatives from the Department of Education, and other community leaders. The Hunger Banquet is made possible through the generous support of Rotary Mid-Isle. These groups will join in this unique event and experience the challenges of poverty and world hunger.

“World Food Day is a time when we assess food production, distribution, and nutritional value,” stated Dr. Usman Adamu, Dean and Director of Agriculture Programs, “We hope that you will join us as we all commit to do something to help end world hunger.  Come out and participate in this occasion, as we promote awareness and action to feed the less fortunate people in the territory.”

The activities continue from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, on the grounds of UVI. While admission is free, attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. All items received will be donated to local food banks and the people of the Bahamas who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.