Ending food insecurity requires everyone to get involved. Governments, businesses, individuals and nonprofits—including food banks—all have important roles to play in creating solutions. Food banks serve as a bridge between the immediate needs of those who are hungry and food insecure today and longer-term solutions. For example, many food banks not only distribute food, but they also provide training, connect recipients with social programs and act as a focal point for community development initiatives.
Here’s where the world’s undernourished people live:
- 642 million in Asia and the Pacific
- 265 million in Sub-Saharan Africa
- 53 million in Latin America and the Caribbean
- 42 million in the Near East and North Africa.
Some 907 million undernourished people live in developing countries, and 65 percent of the world’s undernourished are located in just seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.