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Today on World Hunger Day, consider this: As many as 1 in 9 people go to bed on an empty stomach every night, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
Recognizing the need to combat global food insecurity, Watch Hunger Stop—an international campaign launched by fashion designer Michael Kors in partnership with WFP’s school meals program—has an ambitious goal: to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
In many parts of the world curbing hunger starts with daily access to a nutritious school meal. Not only does a school meal incentivize kids to go to school each day, a full belly also helps them learn without having to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Now in its fifth year, Watch Hunger Stop has helped donate more than 15 million meals to hungry children around the world.
A world without hunger and malnutrition could save the lives of nearly 3.1 million children each year, WFP estimates, and has the potential to boost a developing country’s GDP by as much as 16. 5 percent. Reducing food waste, supporting vulnerable communities, increasing access to affordable and sustainable food, educating farmers, and improving childhood nutrition are all critical when it comes to ending hunger for all and investing in healthier, more sustainable generations to come.
Now in its 5th year, Watch Hunger Stop raises funds and awareness to help achieve a world with Zero Hunger. Michael Kors’ partner in the effort is the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and funds go to support WFP’s school meals program, which reaches over 16 million children in almost 70 countries each year with vital nutrition that helps them fulfill their potential. Thus far, Watch Hunger Stop has enabled WFP to deliver more than 15 million meals to children in need. Powered by REDPILL.
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