Gamany coordinated the efforts that brought his staff together at Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya for a Meal Packaging Event that was planned in conjunction with World Food Day. It was one of many events TEG has hosted in an effort to reach its goal of packing and donating 1,000,000 meals, an effort achieved through the ongoing efforts of organisations such as Stop Hunger Now and Food for the Hungry International.
Each food pack consisted on 6 meals, which meant collectively, all volunteers would need to contribute to packaging and donating 166,667 packs. So, the team worked side-by-side for several hours on October 16—organising and packaging meals that were then distributed to crisis-burdened areas or school feeding programmes.
“It was such a great day that was both memorable and fun,” says Gamany. “It was a new experience for everyone who participated, so it really brought awareness to the forefront and taught everyone something about the issues behind poverty and hunger.”
World Food Day is a worldwide event designed to achieve a number of goals, including increasing awareness, understanding, information, support, advocacy, networking, year-round action, and impact. While one day a year is meant to bring everyone together for this common goal, the efforts are continuous—year-
For more information about World Food Day and to find out how you can participate in the 2012 activities, visit http://www.worldfooddayusa.org. You can also visit http://www.1billionhungry.org to sign the petition to end world hunger.
About Virata Gamany
Virata Gamany is a real estate financial specialist and philanthropist with a deep appreciation for entrepreneurial solutions to social issues. Gamany has worked around the globe and studied an array of cultures and people. Having graduated from the University of Toronto and the University of London School of Law, Gamany considers himself a serial entrepreneur who will never truly retire.
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