• GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER

    Everything about food - how it’s caught, farmed, processed and distributed - decides if, when, and what a nation eats. Responsible agriculture, forestry, and fisheries not only generate local income, but their availability affects whether an individual eats or not. With climate change impacting our natural resources, many people are unable to find food for themselves or their families.

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Plates and Cups Overflow

HUNGER STOPS HERE


“It’s time to re-think how we grow, share, and consume our food…”

-United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It's time to face them.

These Are The Facts


1 in 9


Globally, 1 in 9 people in the world today (795 million) are undernourished.

1/2 of Deaths


Poor nutrition causes nearly 1/2 of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

500,000,000 Farms


500 million small farms worldwide, most still rain fed, provide up to 80% of food consumed in a large part of the developing world.

No Power


1.4 billion people have no access to electricity worldwide.

THE SOLUTION?

HUNGER STOPS HERE.

By 2030!

This Sustainable Development Goal strives to ensure safe, nutritious, and sufficient food to all people, especially infants, the poor, and those vulnerable to hunger. It serves to end malnutrition and double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, particularly women, indigenous people, family farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing.

Here's How To Help


01. Host Your Own Food Drive

Host your own food drive! This can be as simple as asking guests to bring a non-perishable food item along with them to a party you are hosting. Try going through your own pantry and take unwanted, extra, or unnecessary food items to your local food bank.

02. Adopt a Family in Need

Adopt a family in need. Find the need in your local community. You can easily send anonymous gift cards to that family for local grocery stores or arrange for the family to pick up holiday meals.

03. Host a Bake Sale

Host a bake sale! Try them at work or school and see how many people get involved! Be sure to let them know how their purchase will help feed the hungry in their local area.

04. Volunteer

Volunteer! More than money or donations, food banks and soup kitchens often need your time. See if you can get your friends to join you!

05. Shop Small & Local

Shop small and local: Chose to make some of your produce purchases from local agricultural businesses. Know that, when you purchase from a small farm or produce stand, you are helping the individual directly. Get involved! Talk to the owners of these important businesses and learn about the process of producing food. Teach your kids and friends how their actions can impact the local economy.

06. Avoid Food Waste

Avoid food waste. Place old items to the front of the refrigerator to use them faster instead of pushing them back with new food. Find ways to keep food lasting longer, and store your produce properly so it will not spoil as quickly. During family meals, try placing an empty plate at your dinner table that represents someone in the word without food. Whatever is left-over, pile onto the empty plate to see how much food could have gone to a hungry person if we carefully regulated our consumption.

07. Drive Awareness

Drive awareness. Let people know what you’ve learned and how important it is to fight hunger! This can be as simple as coordinating a short group fast to experience what many throughout the world do on a day to day basis, or playing an interactive game such as trying to cook a meal without spending more than $1.00.

BE A RIPPLE

JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

There are many ways to get involved in the fight to end hunger. By committing to do your part, you take the first step in making a world of difference.

We're in this together.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS


International Fund for Agricultural Development
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
United Nations Children's Fund
World Food Programme of the United Nations
Zero Hunger Challenge
Think. Eat. Save.