World Hunger Day | Ending hunger by 2030

If you’re reading this you might be someone who has had a chance to eat a full meal today. Me too! But did you know that hundreds of millions of people go hungry every day? This is no exaggeration, and there are charities that are doing something about it this World Hunger Day…and well beyond!

The World Hunger Project sets the challenge

Hunger by the numbers

Did you know that the World Hunger Project has a mission to end world hunger by 2030? Visit their ‘site to explore what this really looks like around the world. “The Hunger Project is a global, not-for-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Chronic hunger is not about a lack of food. Chronic hunger is about a lack of access to food, which occurs because we have failed to organize our societies in ways that ensure that every person has the chance to live a healthy and productive life.”

What is World Hunger Day?

“This World Hunger Day we join with millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world to amplify the voices of those facing hunger and help make the UN Sustainable Goal of Zero Hunger a reality. The focus of the World Hunger Day 2024 campaign is maternal and child health. Join us as we work to ensure that mothers have access to information and nutritious foods for themselves and their babies is the most effective way to break the cycle of malnutrition.”

The Hunger Project’s Global VP & Southern Africa Regional Director, notes, “Individuals living in hunger and poverty are not ignorant and helpless. They are hard-working and creative human beings and are the world’s most valuable resource.”

Further, THP says, “We end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. Ending hunger is people-powered.  People like you, and people in the communities we support around the world are the driving force behind ending hunger by 2030. You can make a difference. Together we can make change.

What does all of this have to do with my car?

There are so many ways for us to be with food insecurity. So.many.ways. Perhaps it begins with simple awareness? What do you notice about hunger in your own neighbourhood? In your town, city, or rural area? Do you have loved ones who are food insecure right now? Perhaps even you are vulnerable in ways you have not been before.

It’s okay to start close to home. If all we have to share is a can of Campbell’s soup, that is enough. Or, if we’re feeling flush and have more to give, monetary gifts to boots-on-the-ground charities that address hunger all day, every day, are always needed. When giving to local food rescues or food banks, consider donating cool cash — one dollar can stretch a long way in wise hands.

Around here, it’s all about metal on wheels! Driveable vehicles that have re-sale value can be auctioned or otherwise put up for bids. This can result in thousands of donation dollars for the charity you love. If you have a vehicle that’s ready for the scrap heap, perfect! The ever-evolving value of scrap metal will result in a donation outcome that reflects your region.

Whatever the case, you can donate your vehicle for world hunger. Simply, quickly, and for free. Neither you or your charity will pay for any part of the process — including your tow. Not only that, you will receive a tax receipt for your gift.

Together we can do this! Let’s ensure food for all by 2030!

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