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“Close to a billion people - one-eighth of the world's population - still live in hunger. Each year two million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.”

— Jonathan Sacks

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“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”

— Buzz Aldrin

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“If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

— Mother Teresa

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“Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don't have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition - the kind most common among poor people in America - can do it.”

— Carl Sagan

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“We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.”

— Jimmy Carter

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KING 5, Northwest Harvest aim to reduce childhood food insecurity through Home Team Summer

Discontinuation of pandemic-era funding, the Child Tax Credit expiration and record inflation have strained many families’ resources and increased rates of hunger. Author: KING 5 Staff Updated: 8:01 AM PDT June 17,…
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Floridians Could Have Gotten $120 to Help Feed Their Kids. The State Wasn’t Interested.

BY ALYSSA JOHNSON UPDATED JANUARY 22, 2024 9:39 AM Over the summer, needy families around the country will receive debit cards from the federalgovernment to help feed hungry kids. But…
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Fact Sheet

  • An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend $33 billion on weight loss products because they eat more food than they need.
    Boston Medical Center
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity among families with children and communities of color, who already faced hunger at much higher rates before the pandemic.
    Feeding America
  • Small farmers, herders, and fishermen produce about 70% of the global food supply, yet they are especially vulnerable to food insecurity – poverty and hunger are most acute among rural populations.
    Action Against Hunger
  • Over 1/4 of the world's undernourished people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 1 in 4 people in this region is chronically hungry.
    Do Something
  • 30% to 40% of the food supply in the U.S. is wasted, which equals more than 20 pounds of food per person per month.
    World Food Program
  • 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day.
    Do Something
  • Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and visit their local food banks and other food programs for extra support.
    Feeding America
  • An estimated 14 million children under the age of five worldwide suffer from severe acute malnutrition, yet only 25% of acutely malnourished children have access to lifesaving treatment.
    Action Against Hunger

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Some Major Hunger Challenges in 2022...

Requires a drastic shift in first world countries over purchasing. Food that has been deemed unsatisfactory by supermarkets that is still edible is food that can be used to feed the hungry. A lot of waste that is thrown away is good that is still good.

  • Poor governance
  • Food waste
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Plastic pollution
  • Deforestation
  • Air pollution
  • Agriculture
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Food Waste is a problem in which there is an excess of food that gets thrown away because it is not used. There are steps you can take to reduce your food waste.

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At least 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year—in fields, during transport, in storage, at restaurants, and in markets in industrialized and developed countries alike. In rich countries alone, some 222 million tons of food is wasted, which is almost as much as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa.

Here are 58 food recovery organizations that are working to meet these national and international goals and reduce food waste worldwide.

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.

Driving Rise Against Hunger’s work is the recognition that ending hunger is more than just feeding people, which led Rise Against Hunger to focus its feeding programs in areas where it can have a real impact and expand its hunger-fighting programs beyond meal packaging and distribution.

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We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farms, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

Where to Watch: Tubi, Hulu, YouTube

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A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube