poverty

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ACDI-VOCA is a private, nonprofit international development organization providing high-quality technical expertise at the request of farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and private and government agencies abroad.

Action Against Hunger directly delivers emergency aid and longer-term assistance to people suffering from the dire consequences of natural disaster or man-made crisis. Their mission is to save lives by combating hunger, disease, and the crises threatening the lives of helpless men, women, and children.

Agriculture-Nutrition Advantage promotes greater linkages between agriculture and nutrition in Africa, with careful consideration of factors that limit woman’s and men’s contributions to family nutrition.

America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Through a network of nearly 200 food banks, Second Harvest distributes food to 26 million hungry Americans each year, eight million of whom are children.

Care and Share Food Bank serves hungry people in a caring and efficient manner through a variety of programs in Flagstaff, AZ, and the surrounding communities.

Center for Faith in Politics provides a forum to discuss government from a progressive religious perspective, founded on traditional and contemporary theology.

Children’s Defense Fund is the nation’s leading advocacy group for children’s social issues.

Church World Service is a coalition of 36 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions in the U.S., cooperating worldwide in programs of long-term development, emergency response and assistance to refugees. CWS is perhaps best known among anti-hunger activists for sponsoring the annual 2,000 CROP WALKS throughout the U.S. that have been raising funds and awareness to fight hunger for more than 30 years.

Coalition on Human Needs is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.

Congressional Hunger Center develops new and existing anti-hunger leaders through its Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program and Beyond Food AmeriCorps Program. The Center teams up program participants to work with and learn from today’s leaders and experts on poverty and hunger.

Enough uses in-depth knowledge to create clear, viable policy recommendations, and engage activists to apply pressure on the perpetrators and well-meaning governments whose own inertia prevents them from taking the steps necessary to stop genocide and crimes against humanity.

Episcopal Relief and Development provides emergency assistance in times of disaster; rebuilds devastated communities and offers long-term program development solutions to fight poverty.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—Division for Church in Society , is the social justice arm of the ELCA. Through an extensive network of emergency disaster response, social ministry, education, public policy and corporate advocacy, ELCA members address the needs of God’s world through works of service, justice and peace.

First8 is a unique Dutch photography campaign against poverty. Through the use of photography, video and music, their site explores the “unacceptable consequences of poverty” using the eight Millennium Development Goals as its guide.

Food First —formally known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy —seeks to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger by awakening people to the possibility of social change and their own power to bring it about.

Food for the Hungry is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to meeting physical and spiritual needs around the world through integrated self-development and relief.

Global Call to Action Against Poverty highlights the work of different countries involved in the Millennium Campaign. Find out what is going on in this world-wide alliance to compell world leaders to act against poverty.

Heifer Project International combats hunger, alleviates poverty, and restores the environment by providing appropriate livestock, training, and related services to small-scale farmers worldwide. Heifer Project’s key concept is that each recipient must pass on to others some of the offspring of the farm animals they receive.

How Rich Are You? Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world, wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here’s your chance to find out on this CARE fundraising site.

Hunger in America 2001 , the third study of domestic hunger released by America’s Second Harvest, provides a user-friendly, searchable way to easily retrieve data about the issue of hunger in our country.

HungerBanquet is part of the Fast for a World Harvest, Oxfam’s campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight world hunger.

InterAction —a coalition of more than 150 non-profit organizations working worldwide—is our nation’s leading advocate for humanitarian assistance to the world’s poor.

Interfaith Alliance promotes interfaith cooperation around shared religious values to strengthen the public’s commitment to the American values of civic participation, freedom of religion, diversity, and civility in public discourse and to encourage the active involvement of people of faith in the nation’s political life.

kNOw HUNGER is a 6-unit social studies curriculum geared toward high school youth. The curriculum gives students a way to understand and address hunger in their communities, their state and the nation. It facilitates knowledge about the extent and causes of hunger in the United States, its link to poverty and income disparities, and enables students to act on what they learn.

Living Waters for the World seeks to save communities from illness and disease by providing clean water. This project of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. has installed water purification units in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti and Belize; they hope to dramatically increase the scope of their project in the coming years.

Lutheran World Relief works in overseas development and relief on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

MAZON (“food” in Hebrew) raises money principally from Jews nationwide who donate 3% of the cost of weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other joyous events. MAZON funds a variety of organizations including food banks and kosher meals-on-wheels programs for homebound elderly people, as well as state and national organizations that work for the kind of public policies that can bring about long-term solutions to hunger.

Mennonite Central Committee is the relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Founded in 1920, MCC has over 700 volunteers in around 50 developing countries involved in food relief, agriculture, health and education and social services.

Millenium Campaign highlights the progress countries have made in eradicating extreme poverty and provides regional profiles. It also serves as a platform for independent campaigns to inform a large audience about their work and encourage people to join them in making the millennium goals a reality. It is maintained by the United Nations.

National Council of the Churches of Christ is a leader in the movement for Christian ecumenical cooperation. The NCC works for peace and justice in the United States, addressing issues ranging from poverty and racism, to the environment and family ministries

ONE campaign is a new effort to rally Americans — ONE by ONE — to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE will be promoted with the help of a diverse coalition of faith-based and antipoverty groups, celebrity spokespeople such as U2 lead singer Bono as well as corporate partnerships and local ONE Campaign organizers.

OneWorld.net provides international perspectives on global issues gathered from its partners worldwide: nongovernmental organizations, development-oriented news services, foundations and research institutions (including Bread for the World Institute). The OneWorld U.S. edition seeks to provide balanced and accurate coverage, identify sources, and provide access to original documents, through links to partner websites.

Oxfam International is an international group of independent non-governmental organizations dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustice around the world. The organizations work together internationally to achieve greater impact by their collective efforts, and also maintain a Washington advocacy office which lobbies on a variety of issues.

PovertyNet , run by the World Bank, describes itself as providing “resources and support for people working to understand and alleviate poverty.” The site also provides information about Bank policies and programs.

Poverty USA is an excellent multimedia website developed by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Travel on “Tour Poverty USA” to see how those living near the poverty line struggle to meet their basic human needs; take the Poverty Quiz; and visit the Education Center for resources geared both towards children and adults.

RESULTS is a nonprofit, grassroots citizens’ lobby working to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty.

Share Our Strength supports food assistance, treats malnutrition, and promotes economic independence among people in need to meet immediate demands for food as well as investing in long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. SOS organizes creative events and programs to mobilize chefs, restaurateurs, authors and artists as well as accountants, consultants and business executives to help raise awareness and funds.

Stop Child Poverty works at the grassroots level to raise awareness of child poverty worldwide, and to help everyday world citizens make a difference in the lives of children in need. Stop Child Poverty works to promote the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty by 2015.

30 Hour Famine is a youth group event that educates young people about the hunger crisis in this world and encourages them to do something about it. During their Famine they go without food for 30 hours to get a taste of hunger. Prior to fasting they collect pledges from friends and family which World Vision uses to feed and care for children and their families in projects worldwide.

United Methodist Committee on Relief presents practical solutions to the problems of hunger, human rights and world peace by aiding refugees, providing relief in disaster areas, and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty.

World Food Day , is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. The event was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1979. It is held annually on October 16.

World Food Program is Rome-based organization of the United Nations. Since it was set-up in 1963, it has invested $27.8 billion and more than 43 million metric tons of food to combat hunger, promote economic and social development and provide relief assistance in emergencies throughout the world. Their website’s interactive presentations on hunger hotspots and the scope of global hunger are excellent.

World Hunger Year seeks to attack the root causes of hunger and poverty by promoting effective and innovative community-based solutions which create self-reliance, economic justice, and food security.

World Relief is the international assistance arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, USA, providing emergency relief, refugee care, and long-term help to combat poverty.

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