- 1.02 billion people in the world are hungry.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization
- 1 billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day.
“World Development Indicators 2007.” The World Bank.
- 27 percent of children under 5 are moderately to severely underweight in the developing world.
“State of the World’s Children 2007.”UNICEF.
- Nearly one in three people die prematurely or have disabilities due to poor nutrition and calorie deficiencies.
“Malnutrition.” World Health Organization (WHO)
- One in nearly seven people do not get enough food to be healthy, making hunger and malnutrition the number one risk to health worldwide.
UN World Food Programme
I can’t imagine going without food. Another basic need that I take for granted. There are people who give up food daily so that their children can eat or individuals that can only afford to eat once every three days and those who are starving to death. The following are ways to close the gap of world hunger:
Make Free Donations to End World Hunger
It’s a simple way to make a big difference. So far, visitors to the site have helped provide more than 300 million cups of food to people around the world – all at no cost to the web visitors who click every day. Donations are paid for by advertisers who purchase small banner ads on the site, and 100% of the advertising fees go to nonprofit organizations working to end hunger. Currently, The Hunger Site’s charitable partners are Mercy Corps and America’s Second Harvest.
Funds are split between these organizations and go to the aid of hungry people in over 74 countries, including those in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
So make a difference in the life of a hungry child or adult. Visit TheHungerSite.com and make your free donation.
Improve Your Vocabulary and End Global Hunger:
Visit FreeRice.com to Make Free Donations
The site asks users to play a multiple-choice word game to generate donations. For each word you get right, FreeRice.com will donate the equivalent of 10 grains of rice. The site shows you a word and then asks you to choose a synonym from a list of four others. The more you get right, the harder it gets.
In its first month, the site has already raised over 1 billion grains of rice for the UN World Food Programme. So surf on over to FreeRice.com, sharpen your vocabulary, and do a world of good for the hungry.