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  • 1. Is there enough food ?
  • 2. What is hunger ? Hunger refers to the lack of food • Why is food important? • A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity.
  • 3. Hunger: Facts, Figures and Statistics • In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called "absolute poverty“ • Every year 15 million children die of hunger, and every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger • For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years • Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days! • One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture • The Indian subcontinent has nearly half the world's hungry people. Africa and the rest of Asia together have approximately 40%, and the remaining hungry people are found in Latin America and other parts of the world. Hunger in Global Economy • 3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.
  • 4. Ongoing ventures • • • • • • • FeelGood Oxfam International Action Against Hunger (ACF International) Hunger 500 World Vision Famine Camp World Food Programme The Hunger Project
  • 5. What is FeelGood? • FeelGood is a non-profit youth movement working to end global hunger by 2030. • They currently have chapters on 23 college campuses across the U.S. and two certified partner organizations active throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. • On each campus, FeelGood students engage in a multifaceted training program, gaining the knowledge and skills to run a successful social enterprise—a grilled cheese deli—to raise money and build public support for a systemic approach to hunger eradication.
  • 6. Their Approach • Recognizes that hunger is part of a complex web of social, economic and environmental issues that intertwine the developing and developed world. Hence their approach is both: • DOMESTIC though the education, training and empowerment of U.S. college students as influential and strategic changemakers for the end of hunger, and • INTERNATIONAL through partnerships with successful and systemically-focused global aid organizations executing proven empowerment-based development strategies. These organizations receive 100% of the money FeelGood students raise through oncampus deli operations.
  • 7. Impacts since start of venture • • • • • $1.57 M for the end of hunger 15,691 lives out of poverty 23 active chapters 138,000 volunteer hours 160,519 grilled cheese
  • 8. Impacts just in 2013 • Over the last several months, each chapter has succeeded in meeting fundraising goals and collectively raised close to $43,000 in new money to aid in the movement against hunger.
  • 9. Supporters & Partners • The UN, the World Bank, and other institutions and organizations across the planet now agree: ending extreme hunger and poverty is essential to everyone’s collective survival, and is achievable by 2030. Never before has the world been so aligned, or this movement so empowered. • Their close partnership with two of the best international aid organizations on the planet—The Hunger Project (THP) and CHOICE Humanitarian (CHOICE)— ensures that FeelGood students never lose touch with their integral role in this powerful global network. • THP and CHOICE are FeelGood's two certified partner organizations, and the recipients of 100% of the money FeelGood students raise through their deli operations and other fundraising initiatives. Committed to an ethos of “partnership, not charity,” both organizations have a proven track record of sustainable hunger eradication
  • 10. Benefits of joining & Eligibility • Being part of the FeelGood movement is not only a way to help build a better world. It’s also a way to gain many of the critical skills needed to thrive in the 21st century— leadership, teamwork, communication, critical thinking etc. • Students in college who have the interest, passion and perseverance to grow the movement while growing themselves.
  • 11. Sources: • http://www.feelgood.org/ • https://www.thp.org/learn_more/blog/feel_g ood_success_in_2013