The Hunger Project-New Zealand was formed in 1984, and since then has built up a loyal group of forward-thinking Kiwi investors and supporters who are committed to standing in solidarity with women and men living in poverty and hunger in the developing world. Many investors have sustained their support for over ten years, believing in the continued relevancy of the bottom-up empowerment model used by the organization.
“As Kiwis, we have so much going for us,” says Robert Banks, Board Chair. “By contrast, there are hardworking and creative people in developing countries who lack the opportunities we have here. As Global Citizens, a relatively easy action for affluent communities such as ours, is to invest our time and money into the work of The Hunger Project, so that these communities are empowered to end their own hunger.”
The Hunger Project-New Zealand has a part time administrator – as well as a cadre of committed volunteers who fulfill a range of other key roles. The organization has two main thrusts: education and fundraising, and towards these, several keystone events are held annually. The Hunger Project-New Zealand is a registered New Zealand charity under the Charities Commission, registration number CC 36839.
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From April 28-May 2, join us in spending $1.50 a day on food and beverage for five days to change the way people think about extreme poverty – all while supporting The Hunger Project’s work in villages worldwide. Read More
At the beginning of 2013, The Hunger Project-New Zealand embarked on a strategic journey to expand our community of investors, inform more Kiwis of our work to empower people to end chronic hunger, and inspire our young people to join us as they find their voice and their dignity in this world. As part of this journey, we would like to invite you to have your say on how we could together reach this goal. Please complete this survey as part of a wider evaluation to inform our strategic direction. Read More
Tanisha Singh, a second-generation activist and investor is representing The Hunger Project-New Zealand as part of a Hunger Project delegation joining 180 young people from organisations around the world attending the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Read More
In June 2013, staff and volunteers of The Hunger Project-New Zealand were delighted to host Betsy Deisroth, Vice President for Advancement in Auckland from New York. Over the course of two evening events, Betsy inspired and encouraged local activism towards the end of chronic hunger, and updated Kiwi supporters on the impact their work is having around the world. Read More