Embarking on a Journey to End World Hunger
This past September, Alameda High School in California started a Hunger Awareness Leaders of Tomorrow (HALT) chapter at their school after Linh Phung, a Senior, came across the Action Against Hunger website.
“With the help of school announcements, our kind club sponsor Mr. Hardin and hours spent making posters to help publicize the club, our HALT chapter was finally up and running.
We held a World Food Day fundraiser in October and we feel that we are really getting somewhere and embarking on a journey to end world hunger. We hold weekly meetings at school to discuss the global hunger crisis and brainstorm ways to get our peers and community members involved in the work that we are doing. Co-presidents, Meisze and Jennifer are enthusiastic and encouraged by the successful start of the club.
All of our members have pledged to raise $100 per person by the end of the school year and we are confident that we will be able to reach our goal.
Fighting for this cause has been both meaningful and enjoyable and we are looking forward to seeing what else we can accomplish in the coming months.”
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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.