#ZeroHungerFast is a call to action organized by a coalition of UNICEF USA volunteers in support of UNICEF’s fight against child hunger and emergency response to famine and food crises.
This year, the world has seen extraordinary levels of hunger and food insecurity, with an estimated 7.5 million children facing severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and millions more without enough to eat. The project is an appeal to:
#1. FAST for a day or skip a meal, drink, or snack;
#2. DONATE what would have been spent - or whatever amount you’re willing and able to give - to UNICEF’s nutrition programs and assistance in humanitarian emergencies; and
#3. HELP RAISE AWARENESS of child hunger and the humanitarian crises affecting children around the world in 2017. Start a discussion with friends or family, organize a community event, write to your elected officials, or simply share an article or photo that moves you on social media.
If you're willing to take one or more of these actions, please add your name to the #ZeroHungerFast pledge and share with your networks, asking them to do the same.
Lend your support to the effort:
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Donate to the cause:
Just $10 can provide approximately a dozen high energy biscuits or packets of therapeutic milk.
$20 is enough for over 100 packets of oral rehydration salts or 500 packets of micronutrient powder.
Approximately $50 allows UNICEF to procure a carton of ready-to-use therapeutic food – enough for the six- to eight-week course of treatment that can restore the health of a child with severe acute malnutrition. It is the world’s largest buyer, purchasing some 80% of global supply of this life-saving “miracle food.”
$100 is enough for five vaccine carriers, while $1000 can supply a dozen water kits, each including 500 purifying tablets to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases.
Your contribution of any amount is greatly appreciated; thank you for your support!
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