On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don’t get enough food

by Ann M. Simmons

Indian schoolchildren eat a free midday meal, provided on all working days at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu, in 2009. Asia is the continent with the highest number of hungry people-about 526 million. (Photo: Channi Anand/AP)

As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, here’s a look at what’s behind the continuing prevalence of hunger around the world.

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    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.

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