The Hunger Project-New Zealand was formed in 1984, and since then has built up a loyal group of forward-thinking Kiwi investors and supporters who are committed to standing in solidarity with women and men living in poverty and hunger in the developing world. Many investors have sustained their support for over ten years, believing in the continued relevancy of the bottom-up empowerment model used by the organization.
"As Kiwis, we have so much going for us," says Robert Banks, Board Chair. "By contrast, there are hardworking and creative people in developing countries who lack the opportunities we have here. As Global Citizens, a relatively easy action for affluent communities such as ours, is to invest our time and money into the work of The Hunger Project, so that these communities are empowered to end their own hunger."
The Hunger Project-New Zealand has two part time staff – a fundraiser and an administrator – as well as a cadre of committed volunteers who fulfill a range of other key roles. The organization has two main thrusts: education and fundraising, and towards these, several keystone events are held annually, including Movie Nights and Hike 4 Hunger. The Hunger Project-New Zealand is a registered New Zealand charity under the Charities Commission, registration number CC 36839.
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