The Hunger Project
breaks the cycle of poverty.

People living in hunger are themselves the key to ending hunger. In partnership, we work with community members to realize their vision, commitment and leadership so they can feed themselves and their families, and end hunger for good in their communities.

FACT #1:

Due to the impact of the pandemic on our global economy, 811 million people are without enough food to eat every single day. The majority live in the areas where The Hunger Project works.

FACT #2

But even those numbers are misleading. Nearly one in three people in the world are living in moderate and severe food insecurity. This means they don’t have access to adequate nutrition or reliable and consistent meals.

Fact #3

If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, there could be 150 million less hungry people in the world.

FACT #4:

What we are seeing in 2022 is truly unprecedented. It’s a perfect storm of climate change, inflation, supply chain challenges, and now the war in Ukraine. The end result is higher prices. 

FACT #5

Higher prices for those living in poverty is devastating. If 70% of your income goes to food, then a price increase like this means mothers choosing which child to feed that day, and going without food herself. 

Fact #6

Severe droughts in the Horn of Africa, extreme heatwaves in India and conflict in Ukraine, has led to the World Food Programme now estimating a further 323 million people will be forced into food insecurity in 2022 alone. 

Women are often

most affected.

Ending hunger starts when
people are empowered.

811 million people do not have enough to eat. Through a women-centred and community-led approach, The Hunger Project works to end extreme hunger and poverty by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Women & Girls Empowerment

Women and girls are the key to ending hunger

Leadership

We unleash people’s leadership to end hunger for good

Community-led Development

We put communities at the heart of ending malnutrition

Self-reliance

We empower communities to become self-reliant

How we are
making a difference.

We’re reaching people in Africa, South Asia and Latin America, empowering them to end hunger in their communities.

PROGRAMME

COUNTRIES

thousand

COMMUNITIES

thousand

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

million

PEOPLE REACHED

*in 2021

Photography credits: Banner image, Women & Girls Empowerment, Self-Reliance – all Johannes Ode