Did you know that more than 12million South Africans will go to bed hungry tonight? Did you know that in in Johannesburg ONLY, 43% of poor face starvation and malnutrition? According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, 870 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished, 234million of them living in sub-Saharan Africa.
This is where the initiative Stop Hunger Now comes in.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief non-profit organisation whose aim is to end world hunger by coordinating packaging events, and by distributing food and other life-saving aid to those in need in developing nations. This organisation was founded in 1998 in America, and has mobilized over 450,000 volunteers and has delivered more than 150,000,000 meals to 65 countries. This organisation has branches located in many developing countries, one being South Africa. The South African Stop Hunger Now’s vision is to see a South Africa without hunger through the education of the volunteers and beneficiaries about the roles they play in eradicating child hunger.…show more content… Three-quarters of all hungry people live in rural areas, mainly in the villages of Asia and Africa and an estimated 146 million children in developing countries are underweight due to acute or chronic hunger, and Stop Hunger Now aims to address this by trying to help eradicate these problems. This initiative recognized that in South Africa many children do not go to school due to them not being strong enough to go due to them being malnourished, so Stop Hunger Now has partnered with many pre-schools and primary schools in and around South Africa in order to increase child attendance at school, as these children will be guaranteed daily