Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Faces Of Hunger, Faces Of Hope


Every 2.9 seconds, a person dies of hunger ,
75% of them are children!

More than 15,000 have already died of hunger today!

For this year alone, more than 3 million have already died of hunger!

Right now, more than 500 million people are living in "absolute poverty" and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year.

10 things you can do to help
stop world hunger!

 (Click the above link to find out how you can make a difference.)

Learn more about hunger and how others are getting involved worldwide to put a stop to it. Browse through the various sites below and find out what they do and how you can extend a helping hand to their efforts.
Heifer International - Giving Gifts of Hope and Rebuilding Lives!Heifer envisions…A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet. Heifer’s mission is… To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. Heifer's strategy is…To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.
Stop Hunger Now - Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision to end world hunger in our lifetime and a mission to provide food and life-saving aid to the world’s most destitute and hungry in the most sustainable, efficient and effective manner. 
The Hunger Site - The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world's hungry. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button. To date, more than 300 million visitors have given more than 500 million cups of staple food. 
Action Against Hunger - The mission of Action Against Hunger is to 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, we tackle the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects by using our expertise in nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy. By integrating our programs with local and national systems we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions.  
Feed The Hungry San Miguel de Allende Mexico -An independent nonprofit corporation in the US (Federal Tax ID # 20-1193434) and in Mexico providing hot, nutritious meals every regular school day to children who do not have enough to eat. 

Feeding America - The organization is made up of individuals, local food banks, national offices, as well as corporate and government partners. Together, we are bigger, better, stronger and more efficient than the sum of our parts. Working as a cohesive system is the only way we can truly solve the hunger crisis.


FOOD FOR LIFE Global  -A nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the State of Maryland, USA. Food for Life Global is the international headquarters for Food for Life - the world´s largest vegan/vegetarian food relief. Food for Life Global is funded mainly by member donations and corporate grants. 

Food For The Poor - The number one international relief and development charity in the United States, feeding 2 million people everyday. We help the poorest of the poor by providing food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance in the Caribbean and Latin America. 
Friends of World Food Program - A U.S.-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on building support in the United States for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief operations.  Friends of WFP unites organizations and individuals committed to solving world hunger. Our education, advocacy and fundraising efforts in the United States support WFP’s life-saving global food assistance and development programs. 
Stop hunger now! Get Involved! 
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  1. Thank you for sharing this I will be joining this event.

  2. What can you say about Free Rice (the website). They are also giving free rice to aid world hunger right?

    I'm just wondering why I did not see their site on the list.

    Have a great day!

  3. Hey Richard,

    This is happening in epidemic proportions and there is no reason for anyone to be going hungry. It is almost embarrassing to see how much food is wasted daily in our homes and eating establishments. We are a wasteful society in America. Many around the world would love to have the scraps from our tables. This was a good post my friend to help remind us of our blessings and how we need to be a blessing to others.

    Friends 4 Life!

  4. Thank you for the reminder. I am pleased to see you included Heifer International. It is a great organization and a great way to get kids involved with giving.