On Sunday, September 21, international anti-poverty organization Oxfam will support the People’s Climate March in New York City by handing out free samples of food that is threatened by climate change.
From 1 to 2 p.m. on 11th avenue between 34th and 38th streets in New York City, the Climate Change Block Party space will operate an Oxfam Food Truck that highlights the way that global food production is hurt by global warming.
Furthermore, chef Evan Hanczor of Egg restaurant and Parish Hall will deliver a presentation about sustainable food systems to show how climate change is dramatically worsening world hunger suffered by millions.
Oxfam ambassador and actress Angélique Kidjo and members of the indie band Ra Ra Riot will join a farmer from Zimbabwe, Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima, and more than 100 volunteers to lend a greater voice to the cause of environmental protection. Oxfam has predicted that the New York City march will be the largest of its kind in history.
Here’s a statement from Oxfam about the need to draw more attention to this cause: “Climate change is wreaking havoc on global food production and making the fight against hunger ever harder. Extreme weather events such as the Kashmir floods, the drought in California, and Typhoon Haiyan — calamities suffered just in the past year — have illustrated the chaos faced by farmers around the world. Millions more are going hungry every year. By 2050, 50 million more people, more than the entire populations of New York and Texas combined, will be at risk of going hungry because of climate change.”
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.