Tuesday October 16, 2012 is World Food Day. It’s an initiative started by the Food and Agriculture Organization, a division of the United Nations.
In honor of World Food Day, I’ve searched the web to share with you 7 facts about world hunger.
World Hunger Facts:
1: Almost 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night. That’s almost 1/7 people on Earth. (IFRC)
2: Last year, 50.1 million US citizens lived in food insecure households, with over 16 million of them children. (Feeding America)
3: Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (WFP)
4: Every 5 seconds, a child dies of a hunger-related disease. (The Hunger Project)
5: The average American wastes 209 to 254 pounds of edible food each year. (Face the Facts USA)
6: Nearly two thirds of the world’s hungry people live in Asia and the Pacific. (WFP)
7: There is enough food in the world to feed everyone; the problem is distribution. (World Health Organization)