Zero Hunger

There are still very wide gaps between multiple parts of the world (and even within our own communities) when we consider hunger.


Some people have more food than they need, causing 1.3 billion tonnes to be wasted across the planet every year.  However many do not have any food at all; a cruel twist given how much is wasted.  Agriculture provides a livelihood for 40% of people globally, but soil degradation, urbanisation, inequality and natural disasters (such as flooding or drought due to climate change) have impacted on the developing world’s ability to produce as much food, earn a living or feed their families. In developed countries increased living costs combined with low income impacts thousands of families. The every day person holds the solutions—we must promote strong policy making and leadership so that all humans across our planet are enabled to feed and support themselves, and their communities, sustainably.


What can YOU do to help?

Donate your spare and waste dry products to food banks.

Food banks are non-profit charities that collect and distribute food to those who cannot afford enough to avoid hunger. A UK charity, The Trussell Trust, provided 1.9 million food supplied between April 2018 to 2019. You can also find food banks across America and throughout Europe.

Support and fundraise for charities!

Such as UNICEF and Oxfam who seek to end world poverty and hunger in third world countries.

Volunteer at a local soup kitchen!

This is very rewarding and can be done individually or in a group. FareShare lists a range of volunteering opportunities across the UK for you to get involved in tackling food waste and preventing hunger.

Reduce your waste—buy only what you need.

Educate yourself about Responsible Consumption on our Planetary resources page!

Support local farmers both across the UK and abroad.

By buying produce at a local farm shop not only do you keep business afloat, helping the farmers that run them to make a living, but also improve access to food for your neighbours who may rely on smaller stores. Support farmers abroad by purchasing Fair Trade products when you do shop in a supermarket.

Young People in Action!

Maureen Muketha

Maureen grew up in Kenya and witnessed first hand what she describes as ‘routine hunger’ and how this would create fear within her
community. Mothers would often sacrifice themselves to feed their children. She is now a 24 year old nutritionist, and founded a small organisation called ’Tule Vyema’, which means ’Let’s Eat Right’ in Swahili. Through the organisation Maureen aims to tackle malnutrition and food security issues within her own community in Kenya. They provide educational talks on nutrition, teach women about farming sustainably and secure funding to run local workshops.  She is involved in the ‘Beyond Zero Malnutrition’ campaign, which aims to eradicate malnutrition in Kenya and reduce cancers partly attributed to poor diet.  Maureen volunteers in Kenyatta National Hospital as a teacher, educating people about poor diet and the link to cancer.

Image © The Better Tomorrow Movement 

Useful Links

World's Largest Lesson Link
Global Changemakers net
Oxfam uk
Fare Share Link
Brixton Soup Kitchen org
The Hunger Project uk
Save The Children uk
The Felix Project org
Feeding America Link
Sport Relief com
The Trussell Trust org
Action Against Hunger uk
No Kid Hungry Link