Child hunger is the biggest scandal of our time. More than 3 million children die every year because they can't get enough food to eat. Millions more face a life of lost potential and pain.
How does hunger affect children?
If a child doesn't get the right kind of food in their first 1,000 days of life, their brain and body don't develop normally. A child affected by malnutrition is often inches shorter than a child who's had enough of the right kind of food. Their immune system is weaker, leaving them more vulnerable to disease.
The damage is irreversible. That child will never learn, nor earn, as much as he or she could have if properly nourished in early life.
A child needs nourishing food to develop, as much as they need clean water and education.
It shouldn't be like this.
The world has enough food for every child, yet not every child has enough food to live. This is unfair, unjust and what's more – it's preventable.
In 2013, we joined forces with over 200 charities to campaign for a fairer food system and called on the UK Government to take action so that children don't have to wake up hungry.