New Vision and Mission Statements for a New Era

Jun 14, 2023 | Blog, Latest News

The Hunger Project Launches New Vision and Mission Statements!

This is an exciting time here at The Hunger Project. Vision and Mission Statements are more than a collection of words; they are a reflection of our core values and shared purpose as a global movement. These statements encapsulate the essence of what we stand for and the impact we can create in the world. 

Over the last two years, we have engaged our entire global team in assessing the state of world hunger and identifying “what’s missing” to create a world without hunger, once and for all. Humanity has created a global system that allows hunger to persist. Hunger is a reflection of the way we relate to one another. It is a byproduct of injustice. It is clear we need a new level of cooperation and collaboration to confront and deal with the complexity of the issues we face today. 

We believe we need a new opening, a new recognition of what is now possible. And so, we have created a new Vision and Mission for our work:

Our vision is a world without hunger.

Our mission is to facilitate individual and collective action to transform the systems of inequity that create hunger and cause it to persist.

Since our founding in 1977, the world has made significant progress in many areas, like maternal and child mortality, public health, and nutrition. From 2005 to 2018, the number of undernourished people dropped by more than 200 million while the population continued to rise. But today we face the stark reality that, after decades of progress in reducing hunger, the trend has reversed. Hunger has been getting worse due to the effects of climate change, conflict, global inequality and the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are now at higher numbers than we were in 2005, with 828 million people undernourished — without sufficient food to lead a healthy, productive life. 

Moreover, the gender gap in food insecurity between women and men is widening – women and girls continue to bear the brunt of hunger. This is all despite our effective work (and the work of many others) in communities around the world, where people are thriving and creating better lives for themselves and their families. 

Our new Vision and Mission Statements create a radically different future — one that belongs to everyone, where hunger is not created in the first place, where hunger is no longer tolerated. It is a future of peace, where humanity lives in harmony with our natural environment, and where each and every human being is recognized, valued, included and belongs.

The launch of these statements provides a new lens and an opportunity for us in The Hunger Project to evolve our ways of working, with new programs, new areas of thought leadership, and new opportunities for active participation. This is only the beginning!

We invite your active participation as we launch this next era for The Hunger Project – together.