Hunger will not be beaten overnight. It will require a determination and commitment that must outlast the latest fad, the latest headline and the most recently elected political party.
India exports about 270 pounds of food per year for every hungry Indian and 186 pounds of food per year for every Indian in poverty. Why is this allowed? It is allowed because successive governments of India placed a higher priority on earning large sums of money for agribusinesses and exporters than on feeding the nation's own hungry populace.
The city orbits around eight million centers of the universe, reads Billy Collins' poem, "Grand Central," displayed on the interiors of subway cars ac...
Famines are indeed critical emergencies, and it is understandable that they make the news. But, 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 more than 800 million people
While you are packing up all of your belongings, you can also be opening up your spirit of giving. In fact, the act of giving while you move will actually make your move easier.
Think how 50,000 hungry Syrians in the besieged town of Al Waer must be feeling right now. They have just received their first food packages in months! They have been blocked from aid because of the ongoing civil war. Now who is WFP's largest donor in Syria to provide this life-saving food aid? It's the U.S. Food for Peace program.
Derek and his family are four people among the more than 161,000 in St. Louis County, Missouri that struggle with hunger. And they are four people among 49 million in America who don't always know where their next meal is coming from. There is hope for families like Derek's across America. There is more than enough food to feed every single person facing hunger in our country today.
We are at a tipping point right now. The decisions and investments we make today will shape humanity's ability to thrive over the next 10 years and beyond.
I want my children, Max and Summer, to always appreciate what they have, but also to understand they have a role in helping our fellow citizens around the world to the basic need of food. I'd love for them to stumble upon this article and other hunger relief stories a decade from now and see that there is an end to world hunger.
The reality is that we must improve agriculture if we want to feed the 870 million people who face hunger today, not to mention the 11 billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2100.
Soul is about human connection. Soul is about deep feeling, about self-knowledge and empathy. As my Songhay friends in West Africa like to say, a soulful quality makes life sweet, which, in turn, sweetens the quality of life in the world. My students remind me that without soul, there is no social contract and no social harmony.
While far too many children are at risk of hunger in our state and across the country, we believe our community has the determination to address the problem. By working together, food banks, schools and public and private funders can solve the problem of child hunger in Michigan and across the country.
Low funding from the international community has forced the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce food aid. WFP needs support to feed 4 million Syrians in the war-torn nation, and over 2 million others who have fled to neighboring countries.
Research just published in Nature Neuroscience shows that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities. Of everything unfair about being poor in rich America, this is possibly the most unfair, unkindest cut of all.
Having a purpose for being a professional athlete will actually help you immensely on the field because you're free from self-absorption. You have a purpose far bigger than yourself, and for me, that purpose is making sure other people have a chance to be successful.
Technology has developed unique and even easy ways to help people a world away. One of them is the free app Charity Miles.