Join The Hunger Project in celebrating our fifth annual World Hunger Day on Thursday, May 28, 2015! World Hunger Day was launched by The Hunger Project in 2011 and aims to inspire people all over the world to show their solidarity and support for the women, men and children that are ending their own hunger and poverty.
Though we may hear about it most often in the news, hunger as a result of famine or emergencies is not the only type of hunger in the world. The vast majority of those living in hunger are living in chronic, persistent hunger – the silent, invisible, day-after-day condition of abject poverty that affects 795 million people. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Chronic hunger persists when people lack the opportunity to earn enough income, to be educated and gain skills, to meet basic health needs and to have a voice in the decisions that affect their community. World Hunger Day is about raising awareness of chronic hunger and about celebrating the achievements of millions of people who are already taking actions to end their own hunger.
The Hunger Project works in partnership with people in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to develop effective, sustainable and gender-focused strategies. We know that there are three critical elements that, when combined, empower people to make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty:
- Mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance
- Empowering women as key change agents; and
- Forging effective partnerships with local governments
The Hunger Project’s approach builds on our most important resource: the creativity and self-reliance of people living in conditions of hunger and poverty themselves, and empowers them in being the agents of their own development.
We hope that World Hunger Day will encourage even more people and organizations to work in collaboration with one another and with all of our partners who seek to bring about a sustainable end to their own hunger and poverty.
What you can do:
Wherever you are Do Something Great to end hunger on May 28th
- We need an army of tweeters for the sustainable end of hunger! Mobilize your friends, tweet a celebrity and make a noise: use #WorldHungerDay and tag @HungerProject
- Copy and paste this link: Millions of people are taking steps to end their own hunger. I’M CELEBRATING May 28 #WorldHungerDay @HungerProject plsRT
- Take the one dayLive Below the Line challenge -£1/$1.50 day for all food & drink
- Listen to and share One World One Song created by Dionne Warwick and Joe McElderry