Food Crisis Impacts Lives of Children
Soaring prices of food staples like wheat, corn and rice are triggering a global food crisis that threatens to push millions of people deeper into poverty.
The causes of rising food costs and diminishing food supplies are complex, but the reality for families affected by shortages of staple foods is simple and harsh. As food prices increase, standards of living decrease. Malnutrition and starvation become real possibilities, and families are forced to make difficult choices. With less access to food, already vulnerable children are in even more danger because they may be pulled out of school and sent to scavenge or work for food, subjecting them to lost education, early forced marriage, damaged health, sexual and labor abuse, and loss of basic rights.
Donate now to help provide food aid to children and families in needed. Your gift will also help to provide things like seeds, tools and training so that families can grow their own food in the future.
Tragically, every six seconds a child dies of hunger and related causes. Please give generously to help us continue to ensure that every family and every child has access to the food they need to survive and thrive.