On this page, you will find an alphabetical listing of some of the foremost organizations involved in doing something about the scourge of hunger and poverty in our world. These organizations go beyond just reacting to natural disasters and are seeking ways to end hunger and poverty. All of them “think outside the box” and have formulated projects that will help you take constructive steps in becoming part of the solution.
You will be able to guide your students to various groups that are dedicated to taking action rather than simply reacting. Students will learn through their participation in actions they choose that they as individuals can make a difference in their community and world.
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Finding Solutions to Hunger Project
In the iEARN Finding Solutions to Hunger Project, participants globally research and discuss the root causes of hunger, poverty and inequality in the world and take meaningful actions to help create a more just and sustainable world. Since 1988, iEARN has asked all participants to address the question, “How will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?” This question is the glue that holds our network together, and it’s a question that guides us as we develop programs and share resources with like-minded partners around the world.
There’s no doubt that the food system is broken. More than 1 billion people are overweight or obese, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night, and at least 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. We can find ways to solve these problems, though. Solutions are out there–in fields, in kitchens, and in board rooms all over the world. And you are a can be a big part of those solutions.
Heifer International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the earth. For more than 60 years, Heifer has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of families who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Since 1944, more than 15 million families in 128 countries have been assisted in moving toward self-reliance. Currently, Heifer is working in more than 50 countries, including the United States, providing families with 30 kinds of livestock, trees and seeds.
We are a community of ordinary people with an extraordinary vision: We believe our efforts can end poverty and injustice. If you’re ready to take action, large or small, then we invite you to join us. Change the world. Start here.
RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) believes that every human being deserves a chance to realize her/his potential. This means that all people must have access to basic health care and food, an education, and a place in the economic system so they can earn a living. We know that all people can have access to these basic needs in our world of riches and innovation, but many get left behind providing opportunity to all is not a political priority. To change this we must become powerful advocates for the end of poverty. It sounds big, but if we work together and take the right actions, it is possible. REF can show you how.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
World Savvy is a national nonprofit working to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare them to learn, work and thrive as responsible citizens in the 21st century. Our vision is systemic change, to ensure that K-12 education provides every student with the global competency knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to thrive in our diverse communities, locally and globally.