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Every month on Kaua’i, about 4,000 people don’t have enough food in their
households and must turn to Kaua’i Food Bank for help. Half of them are
children, and another 25 percent are elderly.
That alone is enough reason
for a World Food Day observance Oct. 21 at Kaua’i Village Shopping Center in
Kapa’a. But there are even more incentives when thinking globally. Nationwide,
31 million people regularly worry about getting enough to eat. For the whole
planet, the numbers are virtually off the chart.
World Mouth Educational
Services, which is based on Kaua’i and the mainland, organizes World Food Day
as a rally point to keep individuals and organizations focused on the
never-ending task of putting food on empty tables. The Kapa’a event, which will
include entertainment and awards, is a celebration of the work that’s been done
so far, and a reminder of the work that remains.
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