Hunger kills more people per year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
That simple fact alone is a wake up call for those of us who have never experienced dire hunger. According to the World Food Programme, 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. This is around one in nine people in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, one person in four is undernourished.
For children, hunger is an even more pressing issue – poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children under 5, which works out to be 3.1 million children each year. One out of every four children’s development is stunted due to malnutrition, and this increases to one in three in developing countries.
Canadian Global Response is collaborating with businesses across Canada to fight global hunger, one coin at a time. Businesses proudly display plastic jars that describe the Global Hunger Challenge, and those pennies go towards our Global Hunger Challenge: to raise $1 million by the end of 2016 to help the almost 800 million people who are currently undernourished.
For more details on the Global Hunger Challenge, click here.
If you are a business or an organization looking to collaborate with us in this fundraiser, email Dan Kazmaier here.