I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving season and hope we are all mindful of those not so fortunate. Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population but, according to Action Against Hunger, as many as 811 million people still go hungry. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise, affecting just shy of 10 percent of the global population. From 2019 to 2020, the number of undernourished people grew by more than 160 million, a crisis driven largely by conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization which takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Its staff of 8,300 served more than 25 million people in nearly 50 countries last year. Action Against Hunger is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.