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2014 was an amazing year. And we owe it all to you. 

This year, Stop Hunger Now served more people and more partners in more countries than ever before. Volunteers packaged a record-breaking 44 million meals in the U.S. and 6.2 million meals abroad, while organizations donated an astounding $10 million worth of in-kind aid – from medicine to books to solar lights – to allow the sick, the displaced and the hungry to thrive and flourish.

Take a peek at some of the ways your support has transformed lives in 2014:

Through a partnership with GlobalH2O, we are drilling 8 wells to support displaced Congolese & Sudanese populations in refugee settlements in Uganda. 4 wells are complete and bringing safe water to families who have lost everything.

Big news! FAO confirmed that world hunger is dwindling. 805 million people are chronically undernourished.

This figure is down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990–92.

In March, volunteers and staff embarked on a vision trip to Nicaragua. ORPHANetwork uses our meals to feed 18K children daily through school feeding programs. In 2013, malnutrition among their students was 26%. This year, it’s 12%.

In order engage and empower even more individuals and organizations across the world to advocate and act against chronic hunger, Stop Hunger Now opened new locations in Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; and, the Philippines.

This year saw the deadliest Ebola outbreak to date. In response, over a dozen pallets of personal protective and sanitation equipment as well as 3.1 million meals were deployed to West African communities ravaged by the disease.

In July, Stop Hunger Now South Africa hosted a multi-city meal packaging event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Over 5,000 volunteers including Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, packaged 848K meals to honor Madiba.

Ensure 2015 is even better for families suffering from extreme hunger by making a holiday gift today.

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