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Breaking Bread by World Food Programme on Exposure
Flat, rounded, crispy, sweet, whole grain, unleavened — whatever its shape or taste, in cultures and religions across the world bread is associated with a sense of community, hospitality, companionship. The very word companion comes from the Latin 'cum panis', meaning 'with whom one eats bread.' As Christian and Jewish families around the globe prepare to come together and share meals for Easter and Passover - like Muslims and others do to celebrate Eid and other important religious and traditional festivals - we are reminded that breaking bread also means taking part in the global effort to achieve Zero Hunger. The World Food Programme (WFP) is working in over 80 countries to ensure that over 80 million hungry people have enough to feed not just their bodies, but also their dreams and aspirations.