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Tailgate Talk: Love the Hungry

February 7, 2011
By: Sara Brown, Farm Journal Livestock and Production Editor
 
 

Farmers Feeding the WorldThis year, skip the flowers and jewelry. Instead of buying traditional Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart, share the love of agriculture with people across the world. Today, the average U.S. farmer feeds 155 people. Even so, more than 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night, according to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization statistics. Farmers Feeding the World, the first initiative from the Farm Journal Foundation, shares your donations in two endeavors: putting food and the ability to grow food in the hands of the hungry and educating the public on the critical importance of sustainable commercial agriculture.

Our goal is to provide:

  • permanent hunger solutions for 140,000-plus people annually through agricultural development organizations, such as Heifer International;
  • immediate assistance for 5 million people annually through relief organizations, such as Feeding America.
  • education about the benefits of modern, sustainable, commercial agriculture to more than 2 million nonfarm consumers annually.
     

If you would like to join us in this effort, please send your donation to the address below. Thank you for sharing the love of growing food, caring for animals and feeding people.

How to Donate

By mail:
Farmers Feeding the World
P.O. Box 6
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

By phone:
(866) 268-8661

On the web:
www.FarmersFeedingtheWorld.com


Stat Rack

Join us in helping to feed the world.

1 in 4
children in the U.S. do not have the food they need each day.

1 in 7 people in the world go to bed hungry.

60% of the world’s hungry people are women.

1.02 billion people in the world, from Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, 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 the U.S., Canada and the European Union combined.

10.9 million children under the age of five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60% of these deaths.

9 billion The world’s projected population by 2050.

70% Increase in the amount of food that will be required from farmers by an estimated 9 billion people in 2050.

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - Mid-February 2011
RELATED TOPICS: Fun, Tailgate Talk, FFW News

 
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