Our world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, yet 11.3% of the world’s population is still hungry today. According to the World Food Programme, 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world. And believe it or not, 1 in 6 people in the United States face hunger with 49 million Americans struggling to put food on the table. The primary cause of hunger, poverty, stems from people’s lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world, and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself.
To this day, Embrace Relief distributed over 1 million lbs of food both domestically and internationally to people in need in over 40 countries. Over 935,200 people and families have been provided with food packages. A great portion of this food was distributed directly to people through delivery or community events, while the rest were donated to regional food banks and local pantries. Donors of our organization volunteered in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and community gatherings.
Embrace Relief also built a soup kitchen in Malindi, Kenya with regard to the poverty and increasing refugee population in that region. The facility can serve hot meals up to 3,500 people a day and is still regularly supported by our organization.