Today is World Food Day, Test your Hunger IQ

Did you know that today, October 16, is World Food Day? World Food Day is an international occasion with an important mission: to end world hunger.

Action Against Hunger is part of this global movement, and you can be, too. Start by testing out your hunger knowledge with these fast facts.

Did you know?

  • Freedom from hunger is a basic human right enshrined in international treaties and covenants. Yet malnutrition is the single greatest threat to child survival.
  • Each year, more than 3 million children die from hunger-related causes.
  • The first 1000 days of life (between conception and a child’s second birthday) is the most critical time for a child’s nutrition.
  • The World Bank estimates that malnutrition costs poor countries up to 3 percent of their yearly GDP.
  • Malnutrition at an early age can have a devastating impact on a child’s learning abilities. For adults this can mean losing more than 10 percent of their lifetime earning potential.

The good news is…

  • Malnutrition is predictable, preventable and treatable. Just $45 can save a child’s life.
  • In 2012, ACF reached over 1.6 million people through food security and livelihood programs.
  • According to The Lancet, the number of children around the world with stunted growth (a common result of malnutrition) was reduced by 88 million between 1990 and 2011.

If you agree no child should die from hunger, you can help today by making a donation to ACF. Start by taking two minutes now to make a $2 donation online.

Think about it – it takes 22 people giving just $2 each to save a life. That’s because just $45 provides a full treatment of therapeutic food to save the life of a severely malnourished child.

So please, donate your $2 now, and share this post with 2 friends. That’s how we keep the giving going!



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