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Podcast / The Big Issues

Spotlight: World Hunger Day

Across the world, hunger is a daily reality for far too many people.

Around 2.4 billion people lack access to sufficient nutrition, which is almost a third of the global population.

It is often passed through generations, making the vicious cycle of hunger hard to tackle.

And factors like poverty, conflict and climate change only exacerbate the problem.

Each year, World Hunger Day acts to call attention to these issues.

Founded by The Hunger Project, the day not only highlights the realities of hunger but encourages us to participate in finding solutions.

And it is in long-term, sustainable solutions that the organisation has its focus, favouring bottom-up strategies that work to help those most impacted.

So, to mark world hunger day, we are eager to explore these strategies, look at the work being done and understand how a difference can be made.

World Hunger Day 2023 – How you can get involved

Sundays are for getting together with your family and friends. For sharing a meal together, and sharing stories.

World Hunger Day falls on Sunday May 28th this year. You can get involved by hosting a Sustainable Supper with loved ones and raise funds to end hunger, for good.

Not sure what to cook? Get some inspiration from the people behind World Hunger Day.

They have enlisted help from chefs from around the world to inspire you with your menu. Cook from one of their sustainable menus and help celebrate food, and the people who make it.

Learn more about the impact of the work the Hunger Project does in this article by Irene Ssentogo, Country Director, the Hunger Project Uganda:

“Human nature thrives on sharing; there is enough for everyone irrespective of geographical boundaries. My mother taught me this lesson earlier in life. She always shared the little food we had with neighbours. That to me was a humanist view of abundance. An abundant mindset that turns scarcity into opportunities.”

Rebecca Burgess, Country Director, The Hunger Project

Listed in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list 2020, the longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent in the UK, Rebecca is an accomplished leader.

Rebecca joined The Hunger Project UK in 2022 as Country Director, following leadership roles in sectors including climate, health, policy, and gender. A confident speaker, she’s been invited to share her thoughts on a variety of forums, including the prestigious edie Sustainability Leader’s Forum.

Before joining The Hunger Project, Rebecca was Interim Director at She Changes Climate; a campaigning group calling for equal representation of women at the top levels of all climate negotiations globally.

A passionate environmentalist and advocate for gender equality and human rights, Rebecca calls for these issues to be tackled together, not separately. She also urges for the voices of those who are most impacted by climate change and poverty to be heard; something central to The Hunger Project’s global strategy.

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