Budapest To Mark World Food Day On 16 October

  • 13 Oct 2014 3:00 AM
Budapest To Mark World Food Day On 16 October
World Food Day, 16 October – the most widely observed of all United Nations days – will be marked in Hungary with a full slate of activities designed to spotlight food insecurity, malnutrition and the drive to eliminate hunger in all countries. Journalists, photographers and camera crews are invited to book their calendars to cover the combined photo op and press conference at Heroes’ Square on Thursday morning, 16 October.

When: Thursday 16 October 2014, 10.30 to 11.00 a.m.
Where: Mucsarnok Museum (lower level), Heroes’ Square, District VI, Budapest

* Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, who will present the 2014 edition of FAO’s annual flagship publication, The State of Food and Agriculture, which this year highlights the surprising share of total world food production that still comes from family-run farms
* Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Agriculture, Hungary
* Balázs Cseh, President, Hungarian Food Bank Association

Food truck convoy across Budapest

A convoy of industrial-sized trucks, transporting donated food for food-insecure Hungarian families, will cross the city and arrive at Heroes’ Square at approximately 10 a.m. From there, the convoy will proceed to the warehouse of the Hungarian Food Bank Association. For the exact route of the convoy, see below.

When: Thursday 16 October 2014, arrival at Heroes’ Square 10 a.m., approx.
Where: Heroes’ Square, District VI, Budapest

Food trucks convoy route (tentative):

Budaörsi út/street – Hegyalja út/street – Erzsébet híd/bridge – Március 15. tér/square – Jane Haining rakpart/quay – Széchenyi István tér/square – József Attila utca/street – Andrássy út/road – Hősök tere/square – Olof Palme sétány/prom – Dvorzsák sétány/prom – Dózsa György út/road – Kerepesi út/road – Veres Péter út/road – Bökényföldi út/road – Rákosligeti határút/border road – Lokátor utca/street, Élelmiszerbank raktár/warehouse

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