Join the HungerFree movement
Hungerfree is food for today and for tomorrow
Nothing can bring Filipinos closer together easier than food can. Food is the center of our celebrations. It creates friends out of strangers. It nourishes our bodies and makes our bad days just a little brighter.
Unfortunately, many Filipino families still do not have enough food to eat. In the Philippines, 1 out of 3 children under 5 years old are severely malnourished. When children do not eat nutritious food, their health eventually suffers. Their growth is stunted and their ability to learn and absorb their lessons in school is affected. If a child does not have something nourishing to eat at home, how can he have the means to do anything else?
But we can change this. We believe a hungerfree world is possible — and it starts with us.
This October, to celebrate World Food day on October 16, we challenge you to join the Hungerfree movement. World Vision's Hungerfree movement is an online challenge that aims to alert people about the ongoing food crisis in the Philippines. Yes, you have something to eat, but somewhere in the country, a child starves because he does not have food. If you believe every Filipino child deserves to eat nutritious food everyday, join us and make a difference.
Nothing beats good food and good people having a Meaningful Meal together.
The #Hungerfree challenge
Celebrate food with us! We need your help to spread awareness and raise funds to support our health and nutrition programs in the Philippines. Will you help us fight the challenging fight against hunger? Here's how:
Celebrate food, eat, and take
a photo of a meal you love.
Instagram your #hungerfree photos and challenge your friends
to join too!
Where your support goes
World Vision extends its help to families through one of its nutrition programs, Pinoy Nutrition Hub, where parents and health workers learn how to feed children properly and practice good hygiene.
Parents with under five malnourished children would initially visit the nutrition hubs for two weeks and to continue what they learned at home for three months. Local health centers and World Vision staff for health status will regularly check children.
"I participated in PNH, desperate to find a solution for my sons. I learned about food preparation," Marites shares. "Before, I used to give my children more rice than dishes, thinking that rice alone is enough for them to grow healthy and strong. I thought because they were eating a lot of rice, they were healthy. I was wrong."
Marites's sons Jeno, 2, and Julius, 4, had just been diagnosed as malnourished.
For 90 days, Marites religiously followed what she learned from PNH, even testing new healthy dishes. "Sometimes, when we have no money, I prepared soup made of malunggay (moringa) that I asked from our neighbor and then I mixed it with fish that my husband brought home. It's cheap but it's healthy," she said.
Soon, Jeno and Julius starting to gain weight. "I could see that my children have become a little plump. World Vision showed me an easy solution for my kids to be healthier," Marites said.