January 29th, 2015
Check out these hunger stats listed on the World Food Programme’s Website (wfp.org):
Some 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.
One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.
These statistics are unacceptable! We invite you to help us change them: Give to ChildCry here.
December 3rd, 2014
Line up, guys! Our cooks and volunteer servers make sure every kid gets a generous helping of whatever’s on the menu.
No words to describe the yum. These ladies don’t just have big hearts, they have major SKILLS!
This is the moment they’ve all been waiting for…
(no photographer was harmed in the shooting of this photo)
And just like that, the gap between the little ones who have and the ones who have not, gets a little smaller. We feed hungry kids. And we can’t keep doing it without you: www.childcrynyc.org
December 2nd, 2014
Our cooks don’t always prepare the same meals. When they can, they spice it up with different foods so the kids can experience variety in their diets.
Food’s ready! Who’s hungry???
December 1st, 2014
We live in a world of startling and often disheartening contrast. Wealth and opulence living right along with poverty and squalor.
For us, this makes it easy: the areas of greatest need are right next door.
Ok, so now we’ve found where the need is greatest. Next we figure out what the kids who live there eat! What is healthy, fresh and delicious yet familiar to the little ones we will be serving?
We take 100% of the donations we’ve received from friends of ChildCry, hand them over to our trusted local volunteers on the ground and send them shopping!
November 30th, 2014
Net proceeds from today’s #Christmas Market at@tscmissions will help feed hungry little girls in this elementary school in #Haiti! Swing by and shop with a purpose!