When I tell people that the problem of world hunger has become significantly better over the past two decades, they can’t believe it. But it’s true.
The Hunger Project has been honored to be a part of a global movement of international agencies, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and, most importantly, people. People like our village partners throughout the communities in which we work and our investors throughout the world. Since The Hunger Project began in 1977, this global movement has seen child deaths due to hunger decrease by more than 70 percent.
And, yet, we still have a way to go: 870 million people on our planet still live in a condition of chronic hunger, a daily debilitating scourge that means that they can’t do their best at work or school, they are more vulnerable to disease and infection, and they give birth to underweight and weak babies, continuing the cycle.
It is clear to us that if we, as a worldwide movement, keep the momentum going, keep the pressure on, the end of hunger is within our reach.
Over the next four years, The Hunger Project is executing a powerful three-part strategy aimed at bringing to bear the experience we’ve gained in 20-plus years of implementing grassroots-based, women-centered strategies to sustainably end hunger and poverty. It is grounded in our model of transforming the mindset of entire communities, empowering women as the leading agents of change, and strengthening partnerships with local government.
We are honored to be on this journey with you. Thank you for your partnership.
Mary Ellen McNish
President and CEO