Hunger is the world’s No. 1 health risk—it kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. And hunger knows no bounds: there are populations of hungry people in every region, from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where one in four people is malnourished, to the United States, where 15.9 million children live in hunger. There is some good news: the total number of undernourished has fallen by 17% since 1990-1992. But the rate of progress is slow, and there is still so much to do! Insha’Allah, together, we can reach zero, as in zero hunger in the world.
Islamic Relief USA’s food aid programs span the gamut in terms of size and reach: from mobilized deliveries in the wake of disasters to food pantries that provide easy access to quality foods.