While one in seven people go to bed hungry every night, the world has the means and resources to eliminate global hunger. World Food Day is a way for more than 150 countries to remember this fact and celebrate this year’s theme of agricultural cooperatives–key to feeding the world. Food for the Hungry (FH) builds agricultural cooperatives into communities to improve food security and incomes by hundreds of percentage points.

       
      

Did you know that by partnering with FH you’ll help to end hunger worldwide?

You’ll help provide poor farmers with improved seeds and planting techniques as well as help them learn how to collaborate to produce better crops to sell. In the community of Fundi Swata in the Democratic Republic of Congo, farmers learned to grow crops on shared community land instead of small individual plots.

This approach increased the amount of marketable crops produced, which increased their community’s food supply and income.

In Kenya, in the arid northern region, livestock owners faced a food crisis brought on by a drought in 2011. Before FH worked with them, they faced malnutrition, loss of livestock and possible starvation.

Because of cooperative markets organized by FH, these farmers were able to sell their livestock, save their animals from death and earn income to weather the food crisis. In 2011, $2.2 million in sales were made by FH beneficiaries during the food crisis.

This is happening because of people like you.

When people work together, great progress to end hunger can be accomplished! Ending poverty through relationships is one of FH’s core practices. Celebrate World Food Day all year long by partnering with us to help the poor!


   FH helped Bolivian farmers start an agricultural cooperative
   that increased average incomes from $250 to $980!

   In the Democratic Republic of Congo, FH helped farmers
   go from desperate to thriving.
 

Your gift of $25, $60 or $120 or more right now will help us send food, medicine and other life-saving supplies today! Your gift can prevent so much suffering. For example:


$25
Could give a family vegetable seeds

$60
Could give a family an Ag-Pack

$120 or more
Could help build a livestock water trough
 
 

Read FH U.S. President Dave Evans’ blog

Read More

Read FH staff Beth Allen's blog

Read More

See video of FH staff reporting from field

View Now
 

HOW WE WORK

Your gift goes far, because you help families and communities sustain themselves.

WE TAKE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY SERIOUSLY.

We know that for each dollar you give, you pray and sacrifice to help end world poverty. We are transparent in our financial practices, so you can see how your gifts are being used to help the poor.