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Students Working to End World Hunger

Every day, I work with amazing students and teachers across the United States to educate, raise awareness, and raise funds for our lifesaving work around the world. I frequently speak to students who know that they want to help end world hunger but don’t know how to start. The stories below prove that students (no matter how young!) can have a real impact on the lives of people around the world and that they play a vital role in our work to end global hunger.

Chicago Students Race Against Hunger

On April 26th, nearly 200 students, teachers, and family members from Chicago Public Schools and the After-School All-Stars came together to race against hunger as a part of Chicago Cares’ Chicago Youth Service Day.

Action Against Hunger Visits Google Take Your Kid to Work Day

Introducing Action Against Hunger's complex international work to American children is an ongoing challenge in my job leading our Race Against Hunger program, an initiative to teach kids about global hunger and philanthropy (I wrote about some recent Race events earlier this week).

Kids Across the Country Unite for the Race Against Hunger

Throughout the month of May, students from New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area participated in community-wide events for our Race Against Hunger, a service learning initiative that unites students around the world in the fight against global hunger.

On May 4th nearly 1,000 students came together in Chicago and New York City to kick off our 2013 Race Against Hunger.

Race Against Hunger Event Rallies Refugee and Immigrant Children

The school year is officially underway, which means our Race Against Hunger initiative is back in action! The Race is our service learning program, uniting middle and high school students across the country in the fight against global hunger and malnutrition. After a visit to Columbus, GA in August, our Race team made another stop on September 18th at The Bridge program in Charlotte, NC.

Action Against Hunger & Social Media: Keeping You Informed

In today’s world of technology, receiving updates about our work in the field is even easier. Through different forms of social media, we are able to share much more recent details about what we are doing. There are many different follow ACF as work across the globe. By subscribing to these different media outlets, we promise you that you will be in the loop of our work. Here are some ways to learn more:

Fundraising With Action Against Hunger

We at Action Against Hunger | ACF International are excited for the recent launch of the My Action Against Hunger page on our website. This part of the site allows you to create a personalized page, as well as gain access to a Participant Center where you can email your friends and family to ask for donations, thank them, and keep track of your fundraising progress. This new section will help you create fundraising goals and then make reaching them easier.

But I’m Just a Student! Why We Need YOU to Help Fight Hunger

Here at ACF, we get questions all the time from students like you. They are students who want to help fight hunger but do not know where to start or how to get involved. After learning about the recent crisis in the Horn of Africa, more and more students are emailing us with questions about our work to end global hunger and malnutrition. Details of the crisis in the Horn of Africa are striking: an estimated 11.5 million are impacted by food shortages, huge losses of livestock, and drought-like conditions.

Hunger Pyramid

Today you're going to learn about the causes of malnutrition. To help make this explanation clearer, check out the photo of the ACF hunger pyramid. This pyramid is not like the traditional food pyramid we all learned about in school. The traditional food pyramid shows how eating healthier foods can help us to have strong bones, good health, and lots of energy. This food pyramid is more complicated because it shows the structural and catalyst factors that lead to acute malnutrition worldwide.

ACF Prepares for South Sudan's Independence

As I am sure you well-informed folks know, the southern area of Sudan will become an independent nation by the end of this week. This is a big and exciting change for the people of this African nation. While the prospect of independence offers hope to many Sudanese, the change is not without problems.


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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