Our Actions are Our Future – World Food Day
On 16 October 2021, World Food Day will call for action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone.
For the second year, the world marks #WorldFoodDay whilst continuing to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The theme this year is ‘Our Actions are Our Future,’ calling for better production, better nutrition and a better environment and therefore life.
Collective action from over 150 countries has made World Food Day one of the UN’s most celebrated days. Hundreds of events and activities bring together not only governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, but also the general public to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger.
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year and UN World Food Day
The food we choose, and the way in which we consume it affects our health as well as the health of our planet. This year, the World Food Programme is drawing an emphasis on the link between the climate crisis and its impact on food security.
“The climate crisis is with us already and for the poorest and hungriest people in the world it’s turning into a food crisis. In places like Madagascar, communities who contribute the least to climate change are bearing the brunt of its impact. This World Food Day, ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, images of villagers resorting to eating cactus and insects to survive have brought home the reality of life on the edge of a climate-driven famine.” - Jane Howard, Head of Communications, Advocacy and Marketing UN WFP UK Office.
We are pleased to dedicate three categories to highlight such humanitarian aspects of food through the medium of photography.
We wanted to look at some of our 2021 finalists in these dedicated categories, and bring about an awareness of how such issues can be told through photography.
Entries represent the humanitarian aspect of food, anywhere in the world, from food bringing people together to the healing and joy and people striving for normality in the most difficult circumstances.
As well as handing out food, receiving, storing food, wherever it is needed to alleviate hunger. Whether after an earthquake, during a famine, the ravages of war or simply the affliction of poverty, food is for life.
Md mahabub hossain Khan, Bangladesh
Drinking From Garbage
World Food Programme Storyteller Innovation Award
This important award in 2021 was to celebrate the best photos submitted by the participants of the WFP Storytellers project worldwide. The World Food Programme brings storytelling into people’s lives in communities across the globe, including refugee youth, so they can learn how to use photography to tell their own stories.
Saqoum is a very bitter taste, and I described it as sweet due to the situation of the refugees in the camp. They got their safety, but they did not get their food.
Spayne Lindsey On the Phone in support of Action Against Hunger
In support of Action Against Hunger the Awards have raised thousands of pounds for the charity since 2011. Pictures of food that have been taken on a mobile phone - any time, any place, anywhere.
Ziaul Huque, Bangladesh
Seeking Water for Survival
In the drought areas of Bangladesh, when water becomes vacant, there is an outbreak of water for people in those areas. Due to water scarcity, there is a kind of frustration among people in those drought zones.
Get involved and make #WorldFoodDay your day. Be inspired by our Finalist Galleries from 2021 in these categories and beyond, and inspire us with your images and storytelling of ‘Our Actions are Our Future.’