Our world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, yet 11.3% of the world’s population is still hungry today. According to the World Food Programme, 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world. And believe it or not, 1 in 6 people in the United States face hunger with 49 million Americans struggling to put food on the table.
1M+ lbs of Food Distributed!
To this day, Embrace relief distributed over 1 million lbs of food both domestically and internationally to people in need in over 40 countries. Over 935,200 people and families have been provided food packages
Hunger Relief Projects
To this day, Embrace Relief distributed over 1.5 million lbs of food both domestically and internationally to people in need in over 40 countries. 1,027,211 families have been given food packages. A great portion of this food was distributed directly to people through delivery or community events, while the rest were donated to regional food banks and local pantries.
Embrace Relief also built a soup kitchen in Malindi, Kenya that can serve hot meals up to 3,500 people a day and is still regularly supported by our organization.
Hunger Relief FAQ
What is a food shortage?
A food shortage happens when a region cannot produce enough food for the population. A food shortage is composed of economic, social, and environmental factors. Possible reasons include, but are not limited to, overpopulation, poor government policies, unfair trade rules, and crop failure due to natural disaster, drought, pests, or too much moisture as well as an uneven distribution of natural resources. According to Time magazine, “By 2050, with the global population expected to reach 9.8 billion, our food supplies will be under far greater stress. Demand will be 60% higher than it is today, but climate change, urbanization, and soil degradation will have shrunk the availability of arable land.”
What is the global food crisis?
The global food crisis is the result of countries all over the world facing extreme famine to acute food insecurity. According to the World Food Bank, food prices have raised over 20% since January 2020. The Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations states that over 820 million people do not have enough to eat even though the world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people.
How to help a food shortage?
Why can’t Africa grow food?
257 million, or 20% of Africa’s population is experiencing hunger. This is a result of recurring droughts, conflict, pests such as locus, and political and economic instability.