Sunday, September 27, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 3)

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

This goal calls for a doubling of agricultural production by small-scale farmers.*

17 percent of American rural households are food insecure, or an estimated 3.3 million American households. More than 5 million American senior citizens age 60 and older face hunger. 15.3 million American children lived in food-insecure households in 2014.** 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day.***

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Volunteer at soup kitchens. Volunteer or donate at a food bank. Help friends and families that are having a hard time providing well balanced meals for their families. Help your friends and family eat more healthfully. Create your own garden or join a community garden. Join a co-op program. Shop at farmers markets. Reduce your food waste. 

On a International level: Volunteer or donate to programs like http://feedtheworld.org/ that assist people around the world gain food security through self reliant agriculture systems. Creating a lasting impact over time.


*NPR
**Feedingamerica
***Dosomething 

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