Learn About Hunger

image004Conflict brings hunger. In Gaza, a mother and child in a camp for displaced persons Photo: Natalia Cieslik/World Bank

While the entire Hunger Notes website is devoted to helping our readers learn more about hunger and poverty, this department focuses specifically on learning resources of various types.

Hunger and poverty facts Brief fact sheets on hunger worldwide and in the United States.

Hunger quizzes Information and questions on key hunger issues, such as how many people are hungry and what does long-term hunger feel like. [When you take one of these quizzes, Hunger Notes makes a small donation ($.10 to $.02) to anti-hunger organizations. As many people take the quizzes, the donations add up.]

Hunger Notes special reports There are key issues affecting poor people. Hunger Notes has tried to follow several of the most important:


image007John Rimui grows tomarillo, also known as ‘tree tomatoes’, an egg-shaped edible fruit. The fruits are high in vitamins and iron. Leshau, Nyandarua County, Kenya. 2013. ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

Hunger pictures and stories

Hunger Posters

Material that can be downloaded and printed.


  • World Hunger Education
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    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.