WHO WE ARE

The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.

Our vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.

Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project is a global, nonprofit organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We were created as a strategic organization reinventing ourselves time and again to meet each challenge and opportunity along the path of ending hunger.

Our global movement of individuals and organizations in 22 countries worldwide is a demonstration of authentic partnership. Committed investors in the United States, where our Global Office is based, and in our affiliates known as Partner Countries (in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) support the actions of 24,000 communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America (in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, Uganda) who are leading their own change.

As part of the Global organisation, The Hunger Project New Zealand is concentrated on tapping into different funding sources to support the different activities that The Hunger Project has worldwide. Our work is extremely important in the fight to end hunger by 2030 – and through our support we are ending hunger step by step, village by village.

The Hunger Project New Zealand is a registered charitable trust  – AK 259727.

Board of Directors – The Hunger Project New Zealand

Our current Board is a group of committed individuals who oversee the governance and strategy of The Hunger Project New Zealand and our local fundraising activity and strategies. They are:

Robert Banks, Chair
Lyn Borich
Sharron Botica
Shirley Hardwick
Roslyn Hiini
Karen Johns
Leanne Royden
Nomita Singh

 

A Brief History of our Local Involvement

The Hunger Project New Zealand has been a grass roots movement in New Zealand for over two decades. We have a large number of individual investors who have been part of The Hunger Project for well over 20 years and who are committed to ending hunger by 2030. In the past the group have run multiple fundraising activities including movie nights and a Walk for Hunger. Most of the original investors from New Zealand are still involved with The Hunger Project today through participation on the Board and at our events. They have a passion for ending hunger that cannot be paralleled and their energy and commitment are inspirational.

THP NZ investor Shirley Hardwick at the opening of the Wawata Epicenter in Benin, West Africa

THP NZ investor and Board member Shirley Hardwick at the opening of the Wawata Epicenter in Benin, West Africa