A World Where No One is Hungry

By Lauren Bush Lauren

June 6, 2017

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What I wish were true for all families, everywhere, is that hunger and malnourishment would be far from reality.

There are plenty of things that come to mind in response to this question – health, happiness, equality, opportunity, love, time – but my gut reaction, and the reason I started FEED, is the most basic need of all: Food. What I wish were true for all families, everywhere, is that hunger and malnourishment would be far from reality.

One in nine, or 795 million people worldwide, do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. Unfortunately, food insecurity is a problem that affects the most vulnerable disproportionately. Women and children are often hit the hardest by hunger. It breaks my heart to think about all the mamas who are struggling to provide the most basic necessities for their children.

Yet, there is hope. While hunger can feel like an overwhelming problem, it’s also a solvable one—one that by coming together, we can solve in our lifetime.

Ensuring families and children have access to the most basic of human needs is why I started FEED ten years ago. Since then, I’ve seen the transformational power of a meal and proper nutrition in a child’s life, time after time after time, whether I was traveling with organizations like UNICEF or volunteering at food banks here in the U.S.

The reason I chose hunger as my focus, both in founding FEED and in answering this question, is that it is so intrinsically linked to everything else. When you provide a family – especially children – with basic nourishment, they can learn, grow and thrive.

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