Hunger and malnutrition can affect every aspect of a person's life. It makes us more susceptible to diseases, it allows for physical deficiencies due to lack of nutrients, and it stunts our mental abilities. And each of these aspects affects a person's ability to thrive and survive, especially for a young child.
Hunger is a complex issue, usually compounded by poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation, food deserts, lack of education and resources, and overcrowding, among many other things. The global food crisis we face is a serious issue and one that needs our attention and help. These issues exist not only abroad, but also in our own backyards.
Yet, there is hope. By providing a child with nutritious food, you are providing more than just a meal – you are investing in a child's future.
FEED supports effective interventions that are working to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world.
School feeding is one of the most effective solutions to stopping hunger and empowering children to break out of the poverty cycle they were born into. In 62 of the poorest countries around the world, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) offers a nutrient-packed lunch meal to children in school. This food gets kids to attend school, gives them the energy they need to learn, and empowers them to better their lives.
When boys and girls are given a free, nutritious meal in school, research has shown that attendance and performance greatly increases. Girls with just a few years of education have fewer children, have them later in life, and are better prepared to care for and educate them. For many children, a school lunch is the only meal they will receive all day, and often take home rations of their school lunch to provide dinner for their families.
In addition, strategic interventions such as micronutrient powder, Vitamin A supplements, and Plumpy'Nut are essential in giving children the nutrition they need to develop, grow, and thrive.
FEED was founded with the simple mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. So far we have been able to raise enough money through the sale of products to give over 60 million school meals to children around the world, provide 46,000 children with nutrition supplements, and reach over 13,000 children in America with healthier school meals and better nutrition education, with the help of our charity partners below.
UN World Food Programme - The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP's five objectives are to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies; prepare for emergencies; restore and rebuild lives after emergencies; reduce chronic hunger and undernutrition everywhere; and strengthen the capacity of countries to reduce hunger. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
The United Nations Children’s Fund - UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood
Along with DonorsChoose.org, Room to Read, Millennium Villages, Doc 2 Dock, and Edesia