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.
Plates and Cups Overflow
HUNGER STOPS HERE
“It’s time to re-think how we grow, share, and consume our food…”
The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
HUNGER STOPS HERE.
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.
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.