Global Hunger Relief

Global Hunger Relief

Help End Global Hunger

Whipping desert winds fill the air with dust, which settles on the gate of a medical clinic in West Africa. A clinic worker opens the gate, and two grandparents step inside with their 2-month-old grandson.

The baby’s mother died four days earlier, and he has not eaten since. They tried feeding him cow’s milk and rice water—two of the only food options for babies in this part of Africa—but he was losing weight.

The worker recognizes the signs of dehydration and gives them a bottle of baby formula, provided by Global Hunger Relief (GHR). Most babies brought to the clinic are orphans or their mothers can no longer produce enough milk to feed them because of malnutrition. Each week the clinic distributes formula for 300 babies.

Distributing infant formula is only one way GHR combats hunger.

Fighting the Global Hunger Crisis

Join Mosaic Nashville in fighting the global hunger crisis by participating through giving at a Mosaic Gathering on October 16th, 23rd or 30th.

DOMESTIC HUNGER STATISTICS

• In the United States, 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger.(Hunger in America 2014)
• One in seven people in the U.S. access food banks to help meet their needs. (Hunger in America 2014)
• 48.1 million people live in food-insecure households in the United States. (USDA ERS 2014)

WORLD HUNGER STATISTICS

• About 795 million people are undernourished globally. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.(The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• One out of six children—roughly 100 million—in developing countries is underweight. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• One in four of the world’s children is stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three. (World Food Programme)
• 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. (World Food Programme)
• Economic growth is a key success factor for reducing undernourishment. Enhancing the productivity and incomes of family farmers is key to progress. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)
• Natural and human-induced disasters or political instability create protracted crises that increase vulnerability and food insecurity. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)

GLOBAL HUNGER RELIEF GIVING STATISTICS

• 100% of gifts to Global Hunger Relief go directly to meeting hunger needs. No administrative or promotional costs are covered by your donations.
• Internationally, 36,387 individuals received food as part of community development efforts, and 204,989 as part of disaster response efforts in 2014.
• In 2014, more than $1 million was provided to over 1,000 hunger ministries in North America.
• 4.5 million meals were provided and more than 21,000 professions of faith were reported through hunger relief ministries in North America.

GHR is one of the most effective channels for donating toward the global hunger crisis. GHR is able to devote 100 percent of resources directly to meeting hunger needs because of the Cooperative Program.

Join Mosaic Nashville in fighting the global hunger crisis by participating through giving at a Mosaic Gathering on October 16th, 23rd or 30th.

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