Every day too many men and women across the globe struggle to feed their children a nutritious meal. In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 815 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.
Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the great challenges of our time. Not only do the consequences of not enough – or the wrong – food cause suffering and poor health, they also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.
This map shows the prevalence of undernourishment in the total population, 2014-16. Undernourishment is defined as the condition in which an individual’s habitual food consumption is insufficient to provide the amount of dietary energy required to maintain a normal, active, healthy life.
815 million people – more than 1 in10 of the world population– do not get enough to eat
India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report.The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment to the social sector, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in its report.
Malnutrition affects one in three people on the planet
Life is much more beautiful and intense when we live with a purpose and a vision which is much bigger and greater than just ourselves thanks to the teacher for showing us the path.
When Master Choa Says Manifest Your Greatness! One cannot sit and do nothing for the problems that humanity is facing and hunger is one of the major crisis. With Zero Hunger Drives we are constantly living his vision and also helping strengthen his mission.
This was the vision of Master ChoaKok Sui and Zero Hunger drives are simple community intiatives to support his vision of a ZERO Hunger Act.
It is not that there is less food in the world but there in inequality
In the same world where around 800 million people go hungry and 2 billion suffer from some form of malnutrition, more than a third of the adult population is obese and a third of all food produced is lost or wasted (FAO/IFAD/WFP 2011; FAO/IFAD/WFP 2015; FAO 2011). So while the problems in the world food system1 are vast, they are also unevenly spread. Typically, groups with the least social, economic, or political power suffer hunger or malnutrition—whether they are barely eking out a living in remote rural areas of poor countries or residing in marginalized communities in the big cities of wealthy states.
If each one of us takes some responsibility for our community, locality, apartment in whatever capacity we can and start communityzero hunger drives we can work on manifesting Zero Hunger in India and in the world.
What started as a personal contribution of 125 food packets a month has scaled to more than 15,000 food packets within a year in almost 8 cities and expanding….
Zero Hunger Drive can be started in any area as a community initiative Sargam started her first Zero Hunger Drive within her apartment by feeding the maids and staffs who usually do not carry any food and then gradually started distributing in the nearby slums.
This inspired her friends in various cities and now the initiative has expanded with several contributors, volunteers and Zero Hunger Heroes.
Come join us in this journey and be a part of something larger than yourself.
Life can be experienced truly by giving, sharing and caring.