Why Feeding –
815 million people will go to bed hungry tonight.
Hunger looks different all over the globe. From frail starving bodies, to deceivingly healthy looking malnourished children, the lack of food and proper nutrition is one of the leading contributors to child mortality.
Gangi*is one of those 815 million. Gangi is severally malnourished and her body shows the signs; open sores, discolored hair, glassy eyes. In Gangi’s impoverished community, food is prioritized for the earning males of the family, then for the boys that will eventually take over the roles of their fathers and finally the mothers and daughters. Gangi is at the bottom of the list, and in a village where food is painfully scarce; she is likely to only eat scraps a few times a week.
Sai* is one of those 815 million. He looks like you would expect any 5-year-old to. The problem is, Sai is almost 8. Most children in Sai’s community are extremely malnourished. Although they eat, it is only a small amount of rice and lentils and it is only a few times a week. Sai struggles with mental and physical delays due to generational malnutrition
Why do we feed? Because we believe no children should suffer from such an easily fixed problem. The nutritional needs of a child are simple and seemingly inexpensive. This is why we build bridges connecting solutions to the people that need them the most.
*Name changed to protect minor.
How We Feed –
Because hunger looks different in different areas of the world, so do our feeding programs. From emergency feeding and custom made food to fight extreme malnutrition, to school lunches and summer feeding programs, our desire is that no child feels the pain of hunger.