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Assembling snack bags for the homeless at Create the Change Day 2019


Help Fight Hunger

Every night, nearly 1 billion people around the world go to bed hungry. 

Hunger is defined as not having access to enough food every day. Food insecurity is another important term, and it refers to people who don’t know when their next meal will be.

Folks all over the world are working to end the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Will you join the fight?

Ready to make a difference?

  • Download the Give Back App (iPhone | Android coming soon!) and find ways to help fight hunger near you
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Did you know…

795 million people
around the world are hungry

40 million Americans
go hungry every day

1 in 6 kids
in the U.S. don’t know when their next meal will be

30-40 percent
of all food goes to waste in the US each year

How can you help?

You need food to live, and people facing hunger and food insecurity struggle with challenges to their health, growth and survival. Here are ways you can help end the fight.

  • Deliver meals. Many elderly people are homebound and hungry. As a family, you can hand-deliver meals to people in need, helping them fight hunger and loneliness at the same time. See how Meals on Wheels works. And check out our partners, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. (Los Angeles)
  • Walk to raise money. Find or organize a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon to raise money and help feed hungry people in your hometown. Ready to lace up?
  • Share a PB&J. You can make a difference in someone’s day just by using ingredients you might already have at home. Many organizations accept sandwich donations to deliver to hungry neighbors. Learn more.
  • Volunteer at a food bank. Food banks, food shelters, and food pantries are serving so many people a day, they could always use an extra hand. Check to see if your local food bank, food shelter, or food pantry has age limits for volunteers or requires you to have an adult with you. Then, all you need is a positive attitude and readiness to help. Here’s an example.
  • Find a cause you love. Pick an issue or project in your community that speaks to you – and speak up. Start your search now.

These are just a few of the inspiring partners we work with to fight hunger:

  • Project Bread. They work to break the cycle of hunger by giving people in need access to food. (Boston)
  • Community Cooks. This group gives homemade meals to neighbors and families facing hunger and food insecurity. (Boston)
  • Food for Free. Everyone should have access to healthy food, and Food for Free helps that happen. (Boston)
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. They work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need to end hunger in the San Francisco Bay Area. (SF Bay Area)
  • Food on Foot. They help the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, and work opportunities. (Los Angeles)


Keep reading.

The best first step to fighting hunger is understanding what it means and who it impacts. Check out these resources to keep learning.

The books, websites, charities, and/or other entities we share does not imply explicit endorsement by PGK, nor does PGK have any responsibility for the content provided by other organizations or websites. Content on this site is provided for informational purposes only.


Elementary school readers


The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
by Katie Smith Milway




Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan 



Stone Soup
by Marcia Brown




The Greatest Table: A Banquet to Fight Against Hunger
by Michael J. Rosen




Beatrice’s Goat
by Page McBrier (Author) and Lori Lohstoeter (Illustrator)


Middle school readers



Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan 





No Place to Be: Voices of Homeless Children
by Judith Berck



High school readers



Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
by Liz Murray


Online Resources

Free Rice
Practice your vocabulary, and for every right answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to help end world hunger. Try it now.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet®
Host a hunger banquet that raises money to fight hunger while teaching everyone about food inequality. Learn how.


Hunger Map
Download the latest map to see how hunger impacts different parts of the world. Learn more.

Why Hunger
Learn more about who hunger affects and how many people in the U.S. and around the world are fighting for food. Get the facts. 

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