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Let’s talk about HUNGER Hunger /huhn·gr/ (noun) a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. “Be a leader in the fight against world hunger.”


THINK. ACT. MAKE. CHANGE. We’re well into the 21st century and the topic of poverty and hunger is still brushed under the rug. It is an issue that not only exists in what we know as third world countries but is now happening in our own neighborhoods. Think about it... we can communicate instantaneously with people all over Earth. Thanks to the internet, the collected knowledge of humanity is literally at our finger tips via smartphones.. We can freaking send people to distant planets and live on them. Why is this issue still being underlooked?


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30% More than 28 million Indonesians, almost 30 percent of the population, live on landfills. People are actually living and working within sprawling municipal rubbish tips around the globe, combing through trash every day for items of the slightest value to sell for a pittance to stay alive.

40% Roughly 40% of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons – gets lost or wasted. No matter where you live around the world, it’s important to realize the amount of food that goes to waste in markets and grocery stores.

16 percent of the world’s population, high-income countries generate about 34 percent, or 683 million tonnes, of the world’s waste. The industrialized world has been pretending for decades that its garbage problem would magically solve itself. The entire cycle will continue again and again until one of two things happens: we run out of space, or we figure out how to live worthy lives while bringing fewer shortlived material objects into the world.

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!!!!!!! 66 million primary-school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world. Nutritious foods are essential for everyone but particularly for children. In early childhood, adequate nutrition can ensure healthy growth, proper organ formation and function, a strong immune system, and neurological and cognitive development. Nutrition has increasingly been recognized as a basic pillar for social and economic development. Improving child nutrition impacts global, national and regional child survival, primary education, women’s empowerment, and maternal and child health rates. https://www.worldhunger.org


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1 in 15 children die as a result of malnutrition. The 1,000 days from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday are some of the most critical for human nutrition and growth. An infant who doesn’t receive the right nutrients during this window of time has a higher risk of dying during infancy and id they’re lucky enough to live longer, they are at a high risk to suffer from developmental delays and chronic health issues. https://www.mercycorps.org/

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each one of us can make a difference


but together we make change BARBARA MIKULSKI


THE HUNGER PROJECT


There are hundreds of organizations that strive to help in whatever way possible. These are some of America’s top ten non profit organizations that work hard to specifically support and bring end to national and global hunger. F I N D O U T M O R E AT W W W. B O R G E N P ROJ E C T. O R G


YOUR VENTI COFFEE CAN FEED A CHILD. With each cup we are connected to 236 million other Americans who also drink coffee. And by drinking it we’re connecting to all those people around the world who plant, tend, harvest, and sell it. Supporting local coffee businesses or craft brewers, your choice of coffee has an impact on the lives of these coffee growers. Shop and support local business and organization to make more worth out of your money.


Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference by Shannon Daley-Harris


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 what is the recommended 2,100 calories a day. This is never because it is what they choose to do but rather it happens because they don’t have one. This is happening no only in third world countries but also here in our own neighborhoods.


11.3% The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it. Fight hunger in your community by collecting food outside a local supermarket. Shopping local can also have one of the greatest impacts. There are many ways to

support businesses in your area. For instance, if you have a local hardware store, you could look there first when you need anything for your house, instead of heading down to the big-box home improvement stores. To learn more about local businesses in your area, set aside a day to explore your town and see what it has to offer.


The world produces enough food to feed everyone. But not everyone has access to it. Hunger is caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity. For the past two decades, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. The causes of poverty include poor people’s lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself. If we’re fortunate enough to have three meals a day, we could at least share one staring with those we encounter outside our streets.


www.huffpost.com | We Already Grow Enough Food For 10 Billion People and Still Can’t End Hunger By Eric Holt-Gimenez


Change /CH·ānj/ (noun) the act or instance of making or becoming different. “The secret to CHANGE is to focus your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

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