The Hunger Project Partners with World Food Forum for Sustainable Gastronomy Day

June 27, 2024

On June 18, Sustainable Gastronomy Day, The Hunger Project partnered with the World Food Forum (WFF) on a special event to promote food security, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and the role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Journalists, influencers, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) representatives and other key stakeholders gathered to exchange ideas on how to create a world without hunger.  As a youth-led global network facilitated by FAO and UNESCO, the World Food Forum holds a vision of a world where young people are at the forefront of shaping agrifood systems.

During Sustainable Gastronomy Restaurant Week from June 17–24, 2024, themed “More Taste, Less Waste,” the World Food Forum showcased youth-driven efforts at restaurants worldwide, promoting sustainable practices. A number of restaurants across locations in Benin, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States participated in Sustainable Gastronomy Restaurant Week. At the event, The Hunger Project was excited to share about our work In Mexico, where Indigenous people, especially young women, in rural communities are transforming nutrition outcomes by elevating and celebrating local gastronomy. Learn more here. 

Looking ahead, The Hunger Project will be present at the flagship World Food Forum conference in October 2024 at FAO headquarters in Rome with youth delegated from our programs. We’re excited to elevate young nutrition and food security experts to advance the global dialogue on creating a sustainable and inclusive food future.

Photo: World Food Forum, Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2024