Today is World Hunger Day
May 28, 2019
Today, May 28th, 2019, is World Hunger Day, and Embrace Relief is proud to announce that the organization has helped thousands of people through the plight of hunger. This past year, with the help of countless volunteers and donors, Embrace Relief has been able to deliver over 4,400 food packages to places such as Greece, Tanzania and even the United States. With continued support, we expect to expand our boundaries and help thousands of others around the world!
According to WorldHungerDay.org, more than 821 million people in the world do not have enough food, of which 60% of the world’s hungry are women, and 98% of the world’s unnourished live in developing countries.(1) First held on May 28, 2010, World Hunger Day is designed to raise awareness of the people worldwide experiencing chronic hunger. Furthermore, it seeks to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. The theme this year focuses on sustainability, the Hunger Project believes ending hunger is possible when we empower people to become agents of change, lifting themselves – and their communities – out of hunger and poverty for the long term.(2)
The United Nations has laid out 17 sustainable development goals, the most relevant here being Goal 2: “Zero Hunger.”(3) The organization recognizes that relief groups need to do more than just simply feed people; they must help ensure ample food security and access to clean water and agricultural technology.
The modern world has the ability to successfully feed all 7 billion people, yet 11.3% are battling hunger and struggling to survive. Every year, millions of people around the world face hunger, but with the help of donors, they have a chance for a better life. This issue does not stop at hunger: It is also related to extreme poverty and lack of education, which results in the lack of knowledge necessary to access clean water and agricultural needs.
The hard work and dedication of Embrace Relief volunteers and donors has been astounding and continues to make a difference in people’s lives around the world. Thousands of people have been positively impacted and have experienced their lives turn around due to their help. Help us celebrate World Hunger Day this month by clicking on the link below. Your contributions will help give those in need the strength, tools and materials to achieve sustainable living.