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During one week (16 - 22 October), we have been collecting your wishes.


Thanks to you, on October 23, 270 Kg of food have been donated to the 40/40 - Elohim Child Development Center. For this, jumia food would like to say…

You Say, We Give

Food facts

Sugar: Sugar provides energy to the muscles and acts as a source of energy to the brain and nervous system. Sugar helps metabolize fats and prevents the body from using protein as energy.

Beans: Beans are dried edible seeds obtained from plants.
They provide the same amount of calories as cereals, which are staple food all over the world. If you take 100 g of dry beans, it would contain about 350 Kcal of energy.

Flour: Whether white or wholemeal, flour supplies a large portion of the nutrients required by our bodies to ensure growth and health.
Flour is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, fibre and complex carbohydrates.

Rice: Also known as cooking oil, it is plant, animal, or synthetic fat used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking. It is also used in food preparation and flavouring not involving heat.

Maize: 1 kg of rice can feed 12 people. The Chinese word for 'rice' is the same as the word for 'food'. In many countries is common to throw rice to the just married couple after they come out from the temple. This oriental tradition is symbol of the fertility, abundance and prosperity.

Press section

World Food Day is important to us because it is a reminder that millions are still trapped in hunger and should serve as an inspiration for those that have to sustainably ensure that the most vulnerable amongst us have a meal and good health to break the cycle of poverty. The work we do at 40-40 is to provide a platform for others to contribute and create decent lives for poor and vulnerable children in the communities around us. Partnerships like the one with jumia food that support our vision enable us to get closer to our objects and we are happy that you continue to support our work in building communities.

Benjamin Rukwengye
Head of Programmes and Operations, 40/40 - Elohim Child Development Center

We at jumia food want to remind the general public that the plight of hunger is still a major issue even in our own backyard, because we live in a world where we have the capacity to feed everyone who needs food. We produce enough to feed all those who yawn. What is lacking is not resources, as hunger is not for the poorest nations, but looms large even in the most advanced economies. All that is missing is the re-awakening of what connects us, what makes us human. When we go back to the core of who we are, it is not acceptable to enjoy a meal when your neighbor is hungry. To be human is to act - as individuals, communities, companies, and governments. Hunger is no match for the human spirit.

Ron Kawamara
Managing Director, jumia food Uganda

About World Food Day

On the 16th of October is World Food Day, the annual day of action against hunger. It all began in 1945 in Quebec with the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness and engage people in this global effort.

Based on FAO’s research, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. 60% of these are women, while almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes every year.

But it is possible to end hunger in this life: The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet.

Did you know?

If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people could be reduced by up to 150 million

Undernutrition is a factor in more than a third of the deaths of all children under age 5.

40 countries have already met the millennium development goal #1, reducing the number of hungry people in these countries by half.

1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tons is lost or wasted

Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis and aids combined.



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