Food insecurity and malnutrition are increasingly alarming

World Food Day, which is commemorated on October 16, is a key date to remember that food insecurity and malnutrition in the world is increasingly alarming, which requires immediate action from society and initiative. private, the Kellogg company announced this Saturday.

According to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), there are 2 billion people in the world who do not have regular access to sufficient amounts of nutritious and safe food, while 3 billion cannot afford healthy diets and obesity continues to rise.

In Mexico, 1 in 5 people suffers from some type of lack of access to food, the equivalent of 28.6 million people.

Kellogg reported this Saturday in a statement that they are committed to this cause with their initiative called Better Days.

"To ensure that more people have adequate food, we have developed long-term relationships with associations and food banks, to ensure that we reach those who need us most and, thus, in 2030 provide Better Days for more than 3,000 million people to world level", assured Víctor Marroquín, president and director of Kellogg Mexico.

"Combating food insecurity requires more than isolated efforts, it is imperative to have everyone’s conscience and ensure that small actions can contribute to balancing people’s food situation"added.

On World Food Day, Kellogg appealed to society "so that together we learn, we volunteer to donate time, food and money to those who need it most, from our means; Well, if we add all our efforts, it will be easier to fight hunger in Mexico and the world".

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Kellogg announced that they have served nearly 13 million people over 15 years through its social responsibility strategy Better Days hand in hand with the Network of Food Banks of Mexico, through donations in kind and cash, in addition to volunteering by your collaborators".

During 2020, almost 12 million servings were donated, thanks to this collaboration, as well as many others with partner organizations such as the Child Protection Fund.


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