Food is the foundation for a healthy life.
An estimated 821 million people—one person in nine—suffer from hunger worldwide. In the U.S., the percentage is even higher, at 1 in 5. Hunger can be heartbreakingly obvious or deceptively invisible. That’s why Hunger Challenge teams learned about hunger in all its guises—malnutrition, food insecurity, ‘food deserts,’ and more—and investigated how hunger prevents young people in different places from living full lives.
Youth Supporting youth.
Students learned about the impact of hunger and created their own creative recipes in response. Each recipe was matched with $3 and with additional giving due to COVID-19, student efforts unlocked $2.3 million dollars that supported hunger and malnutrition programs in communities worldwide, including UNICEF’s work fighting chronic malnutrition in Yemen and Ethiopia; Mary’s Meals’ school-based feeding programs in India, Malawi, and Haiti; and eleven other community-based organizations confronting hunger and nutrition around the U.S.
Students cooked up change.
To celebrate students delicious work, we created the Students Rebuild Hunger Challenge Cookbook! In it you can explore the favorite meals and snacks of students from all around the world. You can check out the cookbook here and try out some of the recipes!
How It Works
1. Register, set, go.
Jump into our resources and join teachers and students worldwide in exploring the varied causes and effects of hunger and malnutrition.
2. Send in a creatively presented recipe.
Share an artfully illustrated version of a recipe—an actual recipe or a more imaginative, conceptual one-—that reflects culture, community, and connection. You can submit your art by sharing a digital photo of it, or by sending it to us by mail.
3. Put food on the table for children around the world.
For every recipe you send us, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $3 (up to $700,000) to support programs providing immediate hunger relief, nutrition education and hunger prevention, and long-term agricultural development solutions.