Action Against Hunger Goes Hollywood!
As part of the launch of our new and exciting partnership with Two Degrees Food, we brought our message about ending deadly malnutrition to Los Angeles for the celeb-studded American Music Awards. Two Degrees’ vegan, gluten-free bars—available nationwide at Whole Foods supermarkets—not only taste fantastic, they’re also the backbone of an incredible “one-to-one” program. For every bar purchased, the company donates one nutrition pack (like Plumpy'nut) to organizations like us. We'll then make sure these Ready-to-Use Foods make it to our nutrition centers worldwide, where they can save the lives of severely malnourished children. Because these packs require no water or refrigeration, our field workers can treat children right in their own communities, rather than transporting them hundreds of miles to the nearest hospital or clinic. This method has over a 95% success rate.
Two Degrees generously invited us to share their booth for a two day long pre-show event. So off we went, and an array of Tinseltown stars stopped by our booth to lend their support to our joint mission, including music artists Chaka Khan, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Soulja Boy, Sheila E., Lil' Jon, and Jasmin V, actors Bronson Pelletier (The Twilight Saga) and Josh Sussman (Glee), and reality TV personalities Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (Jersey Shore) and Brooke Hogan (Hogan Knows Best). Each celebrity signed a beautifully framed photograph of a child in Nepal being treated by Action Against Hunger. The photo with all of the celebrity signatures will be auctioned off on Charity Buzz to support our lifesaving work.
We're so grateful for the opportunity to talk about our mission with some people who could really help us spread the word. Thank you, Two Degrees and all of the celeb attendees!
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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.