More than 820 million people are hungry globally. Food insecurity is inadequate access to food qualitatively and quantitatively. Extreme forms of it can include severe food deprivation and going without food for days.
Worldwide around 17 million children under the age of 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The largest number of undernourished people live in Asia, mostly in southern Asian countries. Asia alone has close to 513.9 million hungry people.
Around the world more than enough food is produced to feed the global population. So why do 820 million people go hungry? Poverty for one, and natural and man-made disasters, among other reasons.
How can we combat hunger in India and help the country serve the most distressed among our population? By starting a Food Bank!