A day of action against hunger.
On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
Why care about hunger?
- In a world of plenty, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger.The costs of hunger and malnutrition fall heavily on the most vulnerable.
- 60% of the hungry in the world are women.
- Almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year.
- 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished damaging their bodies and brains.
We can end hunger in our lifetime.
- It’s possible. The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet.
- The likelihood of a child dying before age five has been nearly cut in half, which means about 17,000 children are saved every day.
Feeding minds, fighting hunger.
- Hungry children have learning difficulties.
- Hungry children find it difficult to pay attention and focus.
- Hungry children are sad.
- Hungry children can be too weak to play.
- Hunger is a factor in a third of deaths of all children under the age of five.
- Do you like it when you are hungry?
Activities for kids – teach your children how to think about world hunger
- Plant and grow things at home that they can eat – watercress, runner beans, potatoes.
- Get your kids draw a picture of what World Food day means to them.
- Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.
- Make sure they eat their lunch and don’t waste or throw away.
Feed the hungry tummies – food distribution in Haiti.
- Our goal is to send out 140,000 meals in every year.
- ACTS and Frontline F believe that no child or adult should go hungry when we can do something about it.
- A simple diet of rice, beans and oil can feed a family and 70 of these meals costs just $30 or the cost of one of our Humani-tees.
- To date our partner organisation ACTS has provided over 600,000 meals since Jan. 2011
It takes so little to do so much.
Humanity is Always in Style!