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This Food day lets manage better and reduce wastage

 

World Food Day is observed every year on 16 October in remembrance of the day when the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945. The primary focus is to tackle global hunger and strive to eradicate hunger across the world.

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Few lines just as a reminder to manage the food we eat and not to waste it ever.

Food precious food

It’s the lifeline for our own good.

Never waste or throw it,

Learn ways to utilize it.

Make a meal plan

Make less, it won’t harm.

Buy what you need,

Eat what you buy,

That’s how you can try

One step at a time and

Unknowingly you will feed a stomach too.

Store food properly,

Don’t let it get spoiled.

Organize a food drive,

Help feed someone and survive.

Join a Food Bank,

A reason many will really thank.

Let us not forget to celebrate FOOD

As it’s the most important as viewed.

Let not hunger prevail,

Let there be food on a large scale.

Let no one suffer from starving,

Let each respect his or her serving.

There are many organizations that are working towards providing food to less fortunate people. Like Robin Hood Army which is a zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and communities to the less fortunate.

Recently many people came out during lockdown to feed the needy, do read more about them in my post – Bring hope and smile back by feeding people.

On World Food Day, we must promise ourselves to never waste food as an initiative and contribution to save food for those who are hungry, let us make a big difference with our small actions.

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In India, Annapurna is worshipped as a Hindu goddess of food and nourishment. Food is considered sacred in Hinduism, and prayers are offered before consuming it. Anna means food and purna mean filled completely. Goddess Annapurna is depicted with a golden ladle in one hand and a jeweled bowl full of rice in another. The bowl full of grain depicts the bountiful of food she offers all of her children. 

Blessed are those who get to enjoy three meals every day, let us thank God for blessing us with food. A very Happy World Food Day to you.

Had written this poem a month ago when migrants walked the streets hungy and bare foot, hoping for a filled plate for every human on this earth.

At the same time, “I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s My Friend Alexa”

However, these are my random musing, my poetry love under the flowing Water category. In addition, to read more of my poems click here. Try and live in harmony with nature for a better and healthier tomorrow.

Read my first post of the 2020 Alexa season We will hold it together in this poetic series.

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49 Responses

  1. Priyanka says:

    Very well written and informative post.

  2. Aditi Kapur says:

    Nice write-up on the importance of saving food. ‘People throw away food and won’t give it to the needy’- it’s reality. Such mindset should be curbed.

    • PraGun says:

      Thank you, Aditi for visiting and appreciating the post.
      Yes, we need to be conscious of not wasting as also we need to teach this to our kids too.

  3. Nupur says:

    It is important to reduce wastage and keep a check on things we buy, often in excess of what we need. Your poem hits the nail on the head. This day needs to be more than symbolic and should act as a good reminder to people all year through to think sustainably.

    • PraGun says:

      Thankyou Nupur for visiting and appreciating the post.
      Yes, this day is a reminder for our conscious acts all year through. Glad you related to it.

  4. We must value food as well as teach kids do do the same. Very intrigue topic.

  5. Anand N says:

    This is an informative and excellent post.

  6. Very well penned. I so resonate with you for not wasting food at all

  7. Neha Jain says:

    This is so true. We should think twice before wasting food. Thanks for bringing up this.

  8. Loved your poem! I always try not to waste any food but if any food prepared is left over I normally find some recipe to make something out if the food left. Best from left overs is my funda. I make dosa or paratha or puri anything that comes to mind with leftover food.

    • PraGun says:

      Thankyou shail for visiting and liking the poem.
      Yes, even I try to make less but if it’s leftover I try to make something better out of it for breakfast. Like roti upma or tadka rice.
      Glad you believe in Best from leftovers.

  9. Neha Sharma says:

    Very well written, Pragun. We all should take this initiative and start respecting our food. We should not waste it and think about all those needy people out there. Thanks for writing this!

  10. Completely agree with your thoughts Pragun, there are so many people all across the globe that did not get enough food to eat. and as a responsible citizen, we should try to stop wasting food with our best possible efforts. loved the infographic dear, very informative.

    • PraGun says:

      Thankyou Surbhi for visiting and appreciating the post.
      Yes, we as conscious and responsible citizens should not waste food as each meal carefully made without wattage can certainly feed a stomach somewhere.

  11. Varsh says:

    Food is God, Annadevta! Wasting it when it can feed many other hungry mouths is no less than a sin. Especially, in current times we must ensure that we buy only what we need and distribute anything we don’t need before it goes bad.

    • PraGun says:

      Thankyou Varsh for visiting and appreciating the post.
      Well said when we call food Annadevta or Annapurna we need to respect and value every grain of it.

  12. Loved your blog. There are so many places who waste food but will not donate. Your blog is a reminder as well as a resourceful place giving them options to donate food.

  13. So Thoughtful poem written by you Pragun, can’t agree more on this blessed are those who get 3 times meal of platter. Respect for food is the primary thing I make sure, not only me but my kids also could learn before anything.

  14. I totally agree to your thoughts dear. Never thought it this way. Thnx for the post

  15. Atulmaharaj says:

    Such a touching poem Pragunji, we need more people to talk about this. There’s not enough for everyone and we have people wasting food at one end. I always buy what I’ll eat and ensure that it’s not wasted.

    • PraGun says:

      Thankyou Atul Ji for visiting and appreciating the post.
      Glad you follow this, we need to be a conscious eater and watch what we eat without wastage.

  16. This is such a thought provoking Poetry Pragun. I so wish we all could understand this. Wasting food is something that should be avoided at all cost.

  17. Rakhi Parsai says:

    In my opinion, this is a very noble kind of post. We indeed need to spread this message to the masses to reduce food wastage. And to find out ways to reduce the waste that happens in so many households, hotels, and so many other places.

  18. Vashi says:

    First of all kudos for the post. Thix issue of food wastage bothers me so much; people need to value & pay grAtitude by not wasting & feeding more.

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot, Vashi for visiting and appreciating this post.
      Food wastage is a major concern as many people still sleep hungry, we need to be a conscious eater and value each grain.

  19. Amazing post, I learned from my grandpaa to never leave food wasted in plate so he said always better to take in small proportions first and then taking more if required

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks, Dixita for visiting. Glad to know how you were taught not to waste food on the plate. Our ancestors and elders had always believed in food as a god which we call annadevta or Annapurna and never wasting it. We need to impart the same to our coming generations too.

  20. Ashvini Naik says:

    Can’t help but appreciate how beautifully you’ve penned this, Pragun.

    I agree. All of us should find out about food banks near us. It can be too much for us, but can make someone’s meal.

    • PraGun says:

      Thank you very much Ashvini for visitng and appreciating the post so much.
      So agree we need to be conscious eaters and conscious humans with our acts.

  21. Hansa Kajaria says:

    A great post and a good reminder to all to save n avoid wastage of food. I personally dont like and prefer wasting any food and cook such that there is no food wasted later on.

  22. Parul Malhotra says:

    It is important to reduce wastage and keep a check on things we buy. We often tend to overbuy stuff that we later have to dispose off. Loved your post.

  23. Neha says:

    Very well said. I keep sharing the importance of not wasting food with my children. Joining a food bank is a great way to ensure our food is not wasted

  24. I enjoyed the poem and the thought behind it, Pragun! #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

  25. Such an important post. Food waste is real and we need to be cautious about not wasting any food

  26. Such a heart wrenching post. I have always wanted to join the robin hood army in my area. But earlier work and now kids sith work, keep my hands tied.

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