We’ve all heard the stories of malnourished children around the world, but are you aware of just how serious this problem is? For example 20 million children currently suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition – that means that roughly every 5 seconds, a child dies from not having enough food. And did you know that hunger is the world’s number one health risk? It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
We understand how overwhelming these facts can be, and how easy it is to feel like there’s nothing you can do to help address this global problem. What you’re feeling now is exactly what we at Every Child Fed have been feeling and what has prompted us to find a solution.
We wanted a way to help feed children, to lower those statistics and to know that we were actually helping to save lives. But what we didn’t want was to just throw money at an impoverished community and hope that it would do some good; we wanted to create a sustainable micro-economy that would feed children, create jobs and build hope in an otherwise demoralized community. When we found what Dr. Manary of Peanut Butter Project had been working on for over 11 years, we knew we needed to partner together with him to end child hunger.
Check out the Project Peanut Butter video for a great explanation of Dr. Manary’s work.
Will you partner with us to end this problem? Follow along as the Every Child Fed team seeks to eradicate child hunger. It’s a lofty goal, but with your help, the lives of millions of children will be saved.