Girl Scout Troop uses cookie sales to help kids around the world
When Troop Leader Mrs. Hargreaves asked her ten Girl Scouts what they wanted to do with their earnings from cookie sales, she expected them to suggest one of the ideas that the group had discussed earlier in the year -- a trip to a local water park or a sleepover night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Instead, the nine and ten year olds were focused on one thing: using the money to help children around the world. Below are some reflections on why the girls chose Action Against Hunger for their $250 donation.
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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.