One billion people live in hunger, leading to over 9 million deaths every year. One child dies every five seconds from hunger-related causes.
The United Nations Development Program estimates that the basic health and nutrition needs of the world’s poorest people could be met for an additional $13 billion a year. Animal lovers in the United States and Europe spend more than that on pet food each year, and almost five times that amount on weight loss programs.
We have strategic partnerships with nonprofits that combat global hunger. Our partners include the world’s largest humanitarian organization, have a presence in over 80 countries, and use food to meet emergency needs and to support economic and social development. These partners save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. From crisis to sustainability, they tackle the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects by using their expertise in nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy. They integrate their programs with local and national systems in order to ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions.
$25 can fill 100 cups with porridge or beans to provide a nutritious meal for 100 hungry people.
$50 can feed a child in school for a full year, ensuring that a child receives at least one nutritious meal a day for a full year.
$250 can fill 1,000 cups of porridge or beans to provide a nutritious meal for 1,000 hungry people.
$300 can provide school gardens for 300 schoolchildren for one year where they can learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables and can benefit from nutrition that supplements donated food.