The holidays are a time of warmth, love, caring, and sharing. Children and families gather around the table, where they create memories, tell stories, and bond over a shared meal. Or at least, that’s how it should be.
1 in 7 children in the United States doesn’t know where their next meal will come from. For these kids, and for their families, the holidays aren’t heartwarming. When it’s a struggle to put food on the table, kids lose out on the opportunity to have a joyful holiday season.
Together, we can make a difference. Join our No Hunger Holidays campaign and help us feed thousands across the nation and bring more awareness to the plight of hunger. Ready to #ShareYourGood? Scroll down the page and get plugged in now!
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.
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. 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.
Over a quarter of the world's undernourished people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 1 in 4 people in this region is chronically hungry.
When a mother is undernourished during pregnancy, the baby is often born undernourished, too. Every year, 17 million children are born this way due to a mother’s lack of nutrition before and during pregnancy.
Women and girls make up 60 percent of the world’s hungry.
Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to under-nutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year.
736 million people, almost 1 in 10 people in the world, live under $1.90 a day, and over half of the extreme poor (413 million) live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
50 percent of hungry people are farming families.
You can get engaged by sharing your experience with Feed the Children. Have you witnessed the joy on the faces of families through one of our distribution events? Have your employees volunteered through a workplace giving campaign? Share that story on your social channels and include #ShareYourGood and #FeedtheChildren in your post!
We work with you every day and we know of some of your inspiring stories from families who have benefitted from the partnership that we’ve developed. Share some of these stories with your network and include #ShareYourGood and #Feedthe Children in your post!
How will you #ShareYourGood this holiday season? Are you volunteering at a Feed the Children event? Maybe you’re donating clothing, funds or your time to a cause dear to you. Share with us through your social network and tag us and the #ShareYourGood hashtag! You can also donate directly to Feed the Children here!
Christmas is the perfect time for giving. One of the greatest gifts you can give is hope. This Christmas, we’re supporting our friends at @feedthechildren in support of their No Hunger Holidays campaign. You can help as well. To donate visit: www.feedthechildren.org.
1 in 7 children in the United States suffers from food insecurity. You can change that. This Christmas, we’re partnering with our friends from @ feedthechildren to end childhood hunger. Head over to www.feedthechildren.org to donate today.