THE LIVING HOPE FOOD BANK FIGHTS HUNGER AND FEEDS KIDS AND FAMILIES WITH KIDS IN POVERTY IN AFRICA AND OTHER UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES.
Over 3.1 million children die each year due to hunger and hunger related disease – undernutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five. The risk of a child dying before the age of five is highest in Africa. About 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, 23 million of them live in Africa. Hunger hampers a kid’s ability to learn and leads to poor performance in school. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year, and undernutrition magnifies the effect of every disease including measles and malaria.
Through our Living Hope food banks and food pantries, ExtraOrd is helping end childhood hunger. ExtraOrd builds quality food banks and food pantries that specifically serve children and families with children in Africa and other poor communities.Our focus is for kids and families to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.
Today we are asking you to help because many disadvantaged kids are in danger and your help now will make an instant and lasting difference in their lives!Your donation today will provide food to starving children and families in need and save lives. Thank you for choosing to make a in the lives of others today!
Eradicating childhood hunger and hunger related deaths in children is one of the great challenges of our time. Childhood hunger causes suffering, poor health and leads to slow progress in many areas of development like education and employment. Hunger traps families in poverty and perpetuates the vicious cycle of poverty.