Food Aid

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 Giving Grain food pantries that provide easy access to quality foods.


World Food Day, Oct. 16

IRUSA World Food Day Poem, Oct. 16
IRUSA World Food Day Poem, Oct. 16

Every year, on Oct. 16—World Food Day—IRUSA joins concerned citizens worldwide to focus attention on the ongoing global food crisis. In 2015, IRUSA signed on to an open letter, dedicated to putting agriculture at the top of the global agenda.

You can be a part of this globe-wide effort too:

  • One easy way is by downloading and sharing the special poem to the right.
  • Another is by spreading the word about this important effort on Twitter—here’s a tweet you can use: Feeding 9B people by 2050 #StartsWithFarmers. Join our call to prioritize agriculture & achieve #SDG2 #WFD2015
  • A third is by reading and discussing this important blog about—what else—FOOD!

There are many ways to get involved. Use the hashtags #WFD2015 #SDG #StartsWithFarmers and tag @IslamicReliefUSA to be a part of the conversation.



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