Hunger: It's About People

THIS WORLD HUNGER DAY, WE RECOGNIZE THAT EMPOWERED PEOPLE ARE THE ANSWER. 

World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.

This year, the day will highlight the importance of fostering self-reliance, upholding principles of human dignity and recognizing that every human is inherently creative, resourceful, responsible and productive. Decades of systematic marginalization have kept people from making lasting changes in their communities. A holistic development approach — one that includes peacebuilding, social harmony, human rights and good governance — is essential to ensuring the empowerment of people living in hunger and poverty.

More than 815 million people in the world do not have enough food. 

Join us on World Hunger Day to make a difference in the poorest communities. 


THE FACTS

815 million

DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT

60% 

OF THE WORLD'S HUNGRY ARE WOMEN


98%

OF THE WORLD'S UNDERNOURISHED LIVE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Hunger kills more than

AIDS, MALARIA, & TUBERCULOSIS COMBINED

WHAT YOU CAN DO

 Invest now in the sustainable end of hunger. 

Select your country above to invest in people around the world working to sustainably end hunger, poverty, and gender inequality. 


Join the Global Conversation

Tell you friends, family and colleagues about World Hunger Day. Download the Social Media Toolkit and share our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #WorldHungerDay.



Celebrate #PeopleEndingHunger

We know that people have the skills, creativity and leadership to end hunger in their communities. Celebrate the changemakers in your community and share stories of #PeopleEndingHunger anywhere in the world on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Take the Challenge

Could you live a day in the food of a woman living in chronic hunger, to empower others to end hunger in their communities, for good? If you live in the UK, take the A Day in Her Food Challenge and raise money with friends and family.

SUSTAINABLY ENDING HUNGER

At The Hunger Project, we believe ending hunger is possible when we empower people to become agents of change, lifting themselves--and their communities-- out of hunger andpoverty for the long term. 

The solution to hunger is not about hand-outs and a top-down approach, but a bottom-up approach that starts with women, works with local government and mobilizes communities to take self-reliant actions. Learn more

MEET THE CHANGEMAKERS WHO ARE ENDING HUNGER

Elisabeth Obubuafo is a shining example of an empowered woman, running multiple businesses, sending her children to school and providing food for her community. It was not always this way. Read her story

Koushalya is an elected representative in her village, and has found a solution to ensure food security in her community. Read her story

Displaying leadership, Mercedes becomes president of her cooperative. Read her story. 

“Now I do not pass the night without food and my other family members can eat full meals at night…nights without food are gone from our lives, we are happy.” Read Rejey's story. 

Thank you to all companies, schools and groups supporting World Hunger Day this year. 

For partnerships and press enquiries in the UK, email niki.psarias@thp.org and in the US, email jenna.recuber@thp.org.

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