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Education and awareness are the first steps to understanding and solving any issue — and world hunger is no different. Growing the Movement is a pillar of our strategy to end hunger by 2030, and we need your help! Please use your social network for social good by sharing a fact or quote below to shed light and inspire action. By spreading the word, you’ll help us reach a whole new audience of Hunger Champions.

In 2019, close to 750 million – or nearly one in ten people in the world – were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020)

A preliminary assessment suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic may add between 83 and 132 million people to the total number of undernourished in the world in 2020 depending on the economic growth scenario. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2020)

The Philippines is 5th among countries in the East Asia and Pacific region with the highest prevalence of stunting at 29%, and is among the 10 countries globally with the highest number of stunted children. (The World Bank, 2021)

Philippines has a 16.8 Global Hunger Index score which means that it suffers from a level of hunger that is moderate. (Global Hunger Index, 2021)

1 in every 5 children under 2 years old are stunted. Stunting prevalence remains high and doubles at one year of age, coinciding the transition to complementary feeding period. (FNRI, 2019)

64.1% of total Filipino households are food insecure. (FNRI, 2019)

Estimated 2.5 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger – hunger due to lack of food to eat – at least once in the past three months. (SWS, September 2021)


815 million people in the world don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life.

2017 FAO Stats

66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world.

World Food Programme

Every $1 spent on malnutrition prevention delivers $16 in economic returns.

2016 Global Nutrition Report

Asia has the largest number of hungry people, with two-thirds of the population affected.


If women farmers had the same equal access to resources as men, the number of hungry people could fall by 150 million.


Malnutrition in all its forms – from wasting to obesity – directly affects one in three people.

2016 Global Nutrition Report

Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.

Nelson Mandela

We rise by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll

We know that a peaceful world cannot exist one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.

President Jimmy Carter

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Mother Teresa

You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works.

Pope Francis

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.

Buzz Aldrin