Ending hunger starts with people.
Resilience. Courage. Ingenuity. Creativity. People are extraordinary. With your support, communities realize their own vision of a future free from hunger and poverty. Together, we make change happen.
On World Food Day in 2020, our Global Board of Directors issued a declaration renewing their personal and collective commitment to the end of persistent hunger.
Over the last five years, global hunger has steadily increased. In October 2020, the Norwegian Nobel Committee turned the world’s attention to this crisis by awarding the World Food Programme.
Hunger is about more than food.
It’s about people.
Top-down, aid-driven charity models fail to create lasting change in the lives of those in need. To achieve a sustainable solution to hunger, we need to flip that model on its head, and afford those living in hunger access to the education and tools needed to end hunger for good.
690 million people are chronically undernourished
99% of people living in hunger are in low and middle income countries
Women and girls account for 60% of people living in hunger worldwide
We work where it matters.
Rather than making small contributions at the periphery, The Hunger Project works at the heart of the problem – building self-reliance at the grassroots level, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government.
Start with women
A far-reaching impact.
Across the globe, our education, agriculture, health and microfinance programs impact people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves.
Discover the impact of our programs in people’s lives across Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
Rajkumari Kewat is a second-term Panch, or ward member, from the Gujred Panchayat (village) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India.
Real people. Real stories.
Together, we can end hunger.
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