On long tables at the Ghana International Trade Fair, 5000 children from across Accra gathered under canopies to eat together and learn about the perils of wasting food.
Volunteers formed a production line, filling containers with rice and stew, packaging it and then adding it to the table loaded down with the meals, to be handed out.
For the World Food Day, Food for All Ghana, a local charity put on the event to feed participnts and also spread their message of promoting sustainability. According to the founder, Elijah Amoo Addo, the event had 180 volunteers helping out from a range of businesses and organisations.
The event, held in partnership with Go for Hope Foundation, with the Ghana Tourism Federation and the Food and Beverage Association of Ghana was to "recognize and advocate for the UN declaration on Human Right to food and ensure that the spotlight is put on the inefficiencies within our food supply chain that creates food wastage and hunger in Ghana," organisers said.
The programme, held on Saturday, October 15 was under the theme: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”.
Amoo Addo spoke on the perils of wasting food, and the event had Dr. Moez El Shohdi, CEO of Food banking Regional Network, Dubai as a special guest.
Amoo Addo wanted to thank those behind the event: Wilmar Africa, MTN, RainForest Alliance, NKACC, Coloured Giraffe, Merimen's Kitchen, Ahaban GLF, CTNP, Belaqua, Decentpak, Citi FM, Metro TV and Pulse Ghana.
See the photos from the event below: