THE HUNGER PROJECT
The mantra of this global organization is – Empowering Men and Women to End Their Own Hunger. “Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia, and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children. The Hunger Project carries out its mission through three essential activities: mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government.”
The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing conditions in communities around the world – especially those already at risk for food insecurity. Projections from the World Food Program indicate that up to 265 million people in the developing world could be living with severe food insecurity or in famine, this year – nearly double the 135 million people living in acute hunger in 2019 – partially due to the impacts of the virus.