News and Updates

August 06,2012

The urgent need to help the chronically poor was made heartbreakingly clear this year as hurricanes, earthquakes and the tsunami revealed just how vulnerable poor families are when disaster strikes.

For those living on $1/day or less -- such as the families served by Freedom from Hunger's programs -- it doesn't take an enormous disaster to plunge them into crisis. Recovery from a case of malaria, the death of a farm animal, or the annual hungry season can take years. And sometimes, recovery isn't possible at all.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Citigroup today announced a US$3.9 million grant to teach millions of poor people around the world about important financial concepts that will help them make more informed financial decisions and improve their standard of living. The curriculum for this ambitious project was introduced publicly for the first time in conjunction with the Asia Microfinance Forum being held in Beijing.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Of all the world’s developing nations, America has its closest relationship with Mexico. A popular tourist destination, a visit to Mexico was, for many of us, our first exposure to what we think of as Third World poverty.

According to the World Bank, 53 percent of Mexico’s population is poor (living on less than $2 per day), while close to 24 percent is extremely poor (living on less than $1 per day). These families are “foodinsecure,” meaning they cannot meet even their most basic nutritional needs for some or all of the year.  Read more...

August 06,2012

In 1946, one man had the vision of ending world hunger. Clifford E. Clinton had been raised in China, where he saw people starve to death. He dreamed of a world without hunger and went to work to create that world.

Clinton formed an organization called Meals for Millions, which, in the 1960s, would join forces with an organization formed at the behest of President John F. Kennedy, the American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, founded to mobilize Americans to get involved in the Food and Agriculture Organization’s global Freedom from Hunger Campaign.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Porter Novelli announced today that it has begun working with Freedom from Hunger, a global non-profit organization dedicated to lifting women and their families from the cycle of hunger and poverty. In this partnership, Porter Novelli will help Freedom from Hunger raise awareness for its Reach for Three Million plan and high-impact malaria initiative, as well as increase general name recognition among the organization’s target audiences. Additional efforts will be focused on publicizing upcoming Freedom from Hunger events, including celebrations for the organization’s 60th anniversary this year.

Porter Novelli's Silicon Valley office has already begun work with the non-profit, international development organization, providing media training and relations, community outreach and other services.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Freedom from Hunger, a nonprofit, international development organization celebrating 60 years of global success in combating chronic hunger and poverty, today announced it will support the design and launch of an innovative program that will give adolescent girls in India meaningful options to realize their potential, including alternatives to early marriage. This three-year program will be supported through a $1 million grant from the Nike Foundation.  Read more...

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