Elisabeth is Action Against Hunger's communications officer, reporting on our impact and current events around the world.
Share a Meal, Fight Hunger
Nothing makes us feel connected quite like sharing a meal together. On Friday, February 22nd at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, thousands of strangers from around the world will sit down for a bite in unison and capture a shared experience at the exact same time. And what's more, the whole project will help raise awareness and funds for us at Action Against Hunger!
How does it work? Our friends at The Sketchbook Project, a group that builds art projects and communities and the generous organizers of this 2nd annual online event, made it easy! First, sign up. Second, plan something delicious to eat on February 22nd at 12pm EST. Take a photograph of yourself with your meal and tweet it @arthouse or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. These simultaneous snapshots – self-portraits of people and their foods – will then be posted online for the world to see and share (check out some of last year's submissions here). The aim of "The Meal," as the project is dubbed, is to inspire a feeling of community across geographic and cultural boundaries.
We're thrilled that The Meal has selected us at Action Against Hunger as their featured nonprofit. We're highlighted on the sign up page, so please encourage your friends to participate and learn more about us!
Wherever you may be on February 22nd at 12pm EST (lunch in New York? Breakfast in LA?), keep your camera handy and something delicious nearby – and remember that thousands of strangers, both near and far, are sharing that meal with you!
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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.