“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Making a choice between food and life’s necessities is not uncommon for many. It could be your neighbor, your child’s classmate, or a co-worker – hunger does not discriminate. In the United States alone, 37 million people struggle with hunger, including more than 11 million children. Worldwide, 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. That's about one in nine people on earth.
Households that are food insecure often do not have access to food that supports a healthy lifestyle, like fruits and vegetables. Additionally, many children rely on free or reduced-price lunch programs and often go to bed hungry.
But there are ways to alleviate the hunger crisis. Many CFC charities give the opportunity to support food programs in local communities, around the country, and across the globe. There are also opportunities through the CFC to volunteer and work to end the fight against hunger.
Here’s how you can make an impact:
- $20 supplies one family in a developing country with a fuel-efficient stove, offering a lifetime of healthy, home-cooked meals.
- $30 purchases a holiday meal box, which contains all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal for a family of eight during the holidays.
- $87 purchases a month of fresh food for a pregnant woman to support her and her baby’s health.
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