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The Challenge

It is hard to believe that hunger is a daily reality for 795 million people around the world. Hunger and malnutrition have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities - making people more susceptible to diseases, causing physical deficiencies due to lack of nutrients and stunting mental abilities.

Hunger is a complex issue, usually compounded by poverty, unemployment, lack of agricultural infrastructure, war and natural disasters.

Right now, we face a global food crisis that needs our urgent attention - not only abroad, but also in our own backyards.

Hunger is the greatest risk to health worldwide.

It kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

795 million people in the world are affected by hunger.

Women make up over 60 percent of the world's hungry,

often denying themselves to ensure their chidren are fed.

42 million americans live in food insecure households,

Which means they don't know where their next meals will come from.

THE SOLUTION

Yet, there is hope. Lack of food is not the cause of hunger. In fact, enough food is produced each year to feed everyone on the planet. The key to solving hunger is improving vulnerable communities' access to nutritious food. Improving access to food not only meets immediate physical needs, but also prevents long term negative effects on the health of individuals, families and communities – ensuring they not just survive, but thrive.

Hunger is a solvable problem, and every time you buy a FEED product, you are participating in the solution. You are investing in better futures for children and families around the world.

What We Give

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Where we are helping

Syria
Families affected by civil confict or natural disasters are often the most vulnerable to hunger. We help provide emergency meals during humanitarian crises, as we did in Syria to support the WFP's efforts to assist over 2.5 million Syrian refugees.
Egypt
Egypt is just one of the countries in which we support mother-child nutrition programs, providing packets of innovative nutrient powders that ensure that a mother and her baby receive the right nutrition during the first 1,000 days between her pregnancy and her child's second birthday.
United States - Minneapolis
49 million Americans struggle with food insecurity, which means they do not know where their next meal is coming from. In 2013, FEED launched giving in the U.S. by partnering with Target to create a limited-edition FEED USA Collection. The partnership provided meals to over 14 million children and families across the country.
Guatemala
Guatemala has the highest rate of malnutrition in Latin America. Our FEED Guatemala collection has helped provide over 13.3 million micronutrient packets to children who are chronically malnourished.
Rwanda
Through our partnership with Whole Foods and your purchases over the last eight years, we've helped provide over 43 million school meals in Rwanda (our greatest giving in one country to date!).
Kenya
We've helped provide over 4.1 million school meals in Kenya to date. We also work with artisan groups in the country, providing much-needed employment and an opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Haiti
Since a massive earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, we've provided school meals for Haiti's children - over 1.1 million meals - as the country rebuilds and faces challenges in nutrition, health, and education.

OUR MODEL EXPLAINED

Your Purchase

Planning With Our Giving Partners

Aid Workers On The Ground

Food Sourced From Local Farmers (When Possible)

School Meals, Vitamin A or Micronutrient Powder

More Than a Meal

The lasting effects of improved nutrition
Health

Health

Access to food is at the core of our most basic human needs. What we eat not only keeps us alive, but also fuels our bodies and brains with the nutrients they need to grow, learn and thrive. At the same time, malnutrition is the greatest risk to health worldwide. It kills more than AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined. And poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children worldwide.

By delivering nutrition interventions, we invest in the health of individuals, families and communities. Consistent access to nutrient-rich food and supplements greatly reduces a person's risk of disease and sickness, while aiding in child development and maternal health.

Health

Access to food is at the core of our most basic human needs.

Education

By investing in school meals, we are investing in education. Not only do guaranteed nutritious meals give children the energy they need to focus and learn, but these meals also incentivize parents to send their children to school. This intervention especially helps to empower girls in countries where female education may not be valued, having ripple effects on families, communities and countries. 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.

Education

By investing in school meals, we are investing in education.

Poverty Alleviation

Lack of food makes it impossible to learn, work or care for one’s family. By meeting a need as basic as a meal, we are addressing many societal problems at their core.

In addition to providing meals, we are proud to employ artisans around the world in creating many of our collections. We work with established cooperatives in Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Columbia, Guatemala, Haiti, India and Kenya to provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations. Through the sale of artisan made products, we provide meals in the countries where they were produced, closing the loop of investment in these communities. Read more about our work with artisans.

Poverty Alleviation

Lack of food makes it impossible to learn, work or care for one's family.

Our Partners in Fighting Hunger

FEED supports strategic malnutrition interventions globally through our giving partners on the ground.

United Nations World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 75 countries. To learn more, visit wfp.org.

United Nations Children's Fund

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education and emergency relief in more than 190 countries and territories. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. To learn more, visit unicefusa.org.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States, providing food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. To learn more visit, feedingamerica.org.

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lives continue to be changed