Although the world produces enough food to feed everyone, worldwide, about one in eight people suffers from hunger. A further one in three suffers from malnutrition. Project Feed is supporting research on the best ways of helping those suffering from hunger and malnutrition. We are also supporting the development of technologies and innovation to meet America's food demands.
Over 40 million people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. And children are at most risk. Currently, each year, malnutrition levels in low income cities in america every year contributes to millions of children dying under five years of age. Hunger and malnutrition reduce health and well-being and compromise people’s future potential. In children, it can reduce their capacity to grow and learn.
There is no reason why anyone in America should be short of food. According to the Bread for the World Institute, "Enough food is available to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person per day worldwide - enough food to make most people fat!"
If food is available, why is there hunger? Our job is to investigate the causes of food scarcity around the world. As we research the issues that cause scarcity, we debate what we can do as an organization to impact and fight hunger.
We work collaboratively with a talented team of researchers to study and understand hotspot states that are currently experiencing a famine or food shortage. Each one of our researchers are assigned to one of the following hotspots: Mississippi; New Mexico; Louisiana; Georgia; Washington, D.C.; Kentucky; Alabama; Arizona; South Carolina; and West Virginia. Each member of our research team is responsible for researching a specific factor that impacts that state's food supply:
Project Feed is an organization that helps transform agriculture. We fund projects so people can provide food for themselves in a sustainable way.
It's always important to lend a helping hand. The impact of donations, both cash and food, have had an immense impact on hunger.
There has been a big push for urban farming. Urban farming empowers families to grow and gain total control over their own food source.
Project Feed helps with transition. We start by providing families with food, but then slowly offer solutions to empower families to be self-sufficient.
Education is the one of the best weapons against poverty and hunger. Education means better opportunity and more access to income and food.
This is extremely hard and will not happen overnight. However, many social issues, such as income, pose a fundamental problem to halting America's hunger.