Over the past weeks, we have seen solidarity, generosity and team spirit in action across the world as Servathon, Stop Hunger’s global giving initiative, got underway. Stop Hunger has been organizing its annual fundraising and food collection drive for over 15 years. Taking place between April and June, Servathon rallies volunteers from Sodexo, our funding partner, around a single cause: a hunger-free world.
Today, 30 June, marks the end of a four-month fundraising campaign led by Stop Hunger and our founding partner, Sodexo, to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provide food aid to those displaced in and around Ukraine.
Nathalie Brindeau is Stop Hunger’s Europe director and also heads up the organization’s women empowerment projects.
“I have noticed that women in our village have been invisible. We were either working inside the house, or outside the village, in the fields. Now that we have our own garden and animals to take care of, which, by the way, women are much better at than men, we take charge of our lives outside of our homes." - Moud Noumsajkhong.
Would you have guessed that, with a simple meal, we can help to empower women and improve the living standards of entire communities? Our global partner, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is proving this to be possible!
Education is one of the most effective tools to lift communities out of poverty. School feeding programs are proven incentives to get children into school and to help them stay there. This is even more crucial for girls, who are more likely to be taken out of school when families lack financial resources.
Stop Hunger and its founding partner Sodexo continue to mobilize in order to support those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.
Tonight, Thursday 10 March, during our Supporters Evening, we announced the laureates of the 2022 Stop Hunger Awards. The Awards are presented each year to outstanding individuals who play a key role in women's empowerment projects. The winners lead projects in 4 continents, from Nepal, Haiti, Congo and France.
Volunteers play an important role in the work we do at Stop Hunger. That’s why each year we pay homage to colleagues from our founding partner, Sodexo, who are setting an example of what can be achieved through volunteering actions.
World hunger continues to rise, affecting more than 800 million people and 161 million more than in 2019. Why? The pandemic and its economic consequences have worsened the situation, due primarily to conflicts and the climate crisis.