Aug 23, 2014

Why?

Why Now?

Living in the abundant United States, it is hard to believe so many people across the country and the globe are continually going to bed hungry. In fact, more people die from hunger every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. That’s a lot of lives that could easily be saved. 

feed the worldHere’s a quick snapshot of world hunger, provided by the World Food Programme:
 
  • From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 1.02 billion people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a normal, active life.
  • 925 million people do not have enough to eat - more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union.
  • Women make up a little over half of the world's population, but they account for over 60% of the world’s hungry.
  • 10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60% of the deaths.
 

A child is going to bed tonight hungry, but you can change that for tomorrow.

  
When you donate to Farmers Feeding the World, your dollars will be joined with the contributions of thousands of others just like you to not only feed the hungry today, but also to educate the public about the critical role and responsibility of U.S. agriculture in fending off a global food crisis of unparalleled dimension as world population reaches more than 9 billion in the coming decades.
 
 

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