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
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
• 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
• 3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.
Action Against Hunger (ACF International)
World Vision Famine Camp
World Food Programme
The Hunger Project
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.
• 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.
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
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.
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
• 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
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
• Students in college who have the interest,
passion and perseverance to grow the
movement while growing themselves.