Join The Hunger Project in celebrating our sixth annual World Hunger Day on Saturday, May 28! World Hunger Day aims to inspire people all over the world to show their solidarity and support for the women, men and children that are ending their own hunger and poverty.
This World Hunger Day, we are focusing on nutrition. Good nutrition – an adequate and well-balanced diet – is a cornerstone of good health. Better nutrition is related to improved infant child and maternal health, stronger immune systems and safer pregnancy and childbirth. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to break the cycles of poverty and hunger. Experts agree that tackling malnutrition is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes economic sense.
Currently, more than 795 million people in the world do not have enough food, 60% of the world’s hungry are women and 98% of the world’s undernourished live in developing countries. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
The Hunger Project works in partnership with people in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to develop effective, sustainable and gender-focused strategies. We know that there are three critical elements that, when combined, empower people to make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty:
- Mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance
- Empowering women as key change agents; and
- Forging effective partnerships with local governments
At The Hunger Project, we believe ending hunger is possible when we empower people to become agents of change, lifting themselves–and their communities– out of hunger and poverty for the long term. The solution to hunger is not about hand-outs and a top-down approach, but a bottom-up approach that starts with women, works with local government and mobilizes communities to take self-reliant actions.
We hope that World Hunger Day will encourage even more people and organizations to work in collaboration with one another and with all of our partners who seek to bring about a sustainable end to their own hunger and poverty.
What you can do:
Wherever you are Do Something Great to end hunger on May 28th
- Invest now in the sustainable end of world hunger