Who We Are
The organization’s approach to achieving its goal – the eradication of world hunger – includes the packaging of a highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casserole by volunteers at numerous locations within the USA and Canada; and the distribution of those meals to starving children and their families in 70 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide.
What We Do
Fulfilling Take Away Hunger’s mission requires a vast food packaging capacity to meet an endless demand for food. Take Away Hunger believes that the best way to engage the largest number of people is through a decentralized, locally-based network of food packaging satellites that are active in their community. This model engages and empowers people to realize they can make a difference in solving the worldwide problem of starvation and establishes relationships with organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and many faith-based groups of widely varying denominations. This growth strategy also allows the organization to continuously expand its food packaging capacity and volunteer involvement.
Since its launch, Take Away Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 countries through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers.
Why We Do It
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016.
Every 6 seconds a child dies (nearly 16,000 every day) because of hunger and related causes.
15.3 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.