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 and malnutrition are not just immediate threats to health and well-being—over time, they can keep children from growing, learning and developing their full potential.
How it Works
1. Register, Set, Go.
First, register—it’s both easy and required. Then, 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 via mail.
3. Put food on the table for children around the world.
For every recipe you send us, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $6 (up to $700,000) to support programs providing immediate hunger relief and prevention, nutrition education, and the development of long-term, community-based agricultural solutions.
Food is the foundation for a healthy life.
Hunger might look different than you think.
Hunger can be heartbreakingly obvious or deceptively invisible. That’s why Hunger Challenge teams are learning about hunger in all its guises—malnutrition, food insecurity, ‘food deserts,’ and more—and investigating how hunger prevents young people in different places from living full lives. We’re also looking at what can be done to end hunger, from emergency relief to long-term solutions.
You can create the recipe for change.
First, learn about hunger, its causes, and what can prevent it. Next, create an artfully presented recipe—an actual recipe you love, or a more imaginative, conceptual one—that reflects culture, community, and connection. Then send it to us. For every artwork we receive between now and June 26, 2020 the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $3 (up to $700,000) to programs fighting hunger in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
Youth helping youth.
There’s a direct connection between your art and 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 and Malawi; and COVID-19 related hunger response work through No Kid Hungry and Save the Children. In addition, support also went to nine other community-based organizations confronting hunger and nutrition around the U.S. By supporting these efforts with the artful recipes you create and send in, you’ll help nourish tens of thousands of young people.
Let the world see your work.
To celebrate your work and raise awareness about hunger, we’ll share your recipes with the public. That means your art could appear in a major venue, or at an event that teaches others about hunger and malnutrition. Check back for more information on how this year’s art will be exhibited once the Challenge ends.
Have you registered?
Registering is free, easy, and ensures that every artwork you create results in a donation. (It’s also required.)