Established in the USA in 1998 by Dr Ray Buchanan, Stop Hunger Now is an international organisation that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid worldwide.
STOP HUNGER NOW SOUTHERN AFRICA
Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa (SHN SA) is a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme, which was started in South Africa in 2009. There are currently two full-time operations (Johannesburg and Cape Town).
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is a Southern Africa without hunger. Our mission is transformation through education. Educating our donors, beneficiaries, volunteers and suppliers about the role they play in eradicating child hunger. Donated food is used to stimulate and encourage measurable results in Early Childhood Development centres.
OUR PRODUCT STATEMENT
SHN SA offers a social investment opportunity to provide fully balanced meals for pre-school children necessary for their holistic development. We depend on passionate, active volunteers for meal packaging events and food distribution. Our Programme has solid, measurable results and restores hope for hungry children.
Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
Stunted mental & physical growth (caused by malnourishment) in the first 1000 days of life is mostly irreversible
3.165 million children in South Africa suffer from household hunger
Global supplies of food exceed demand
SHN SA provides a sustainable solution to combat hunger
Our focus is on reaching the most vulnerable hungry: children, specifically those who attend pre-schools, or Early Childhood Development (ECDs). According to the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute, over 3 million children under the age of 17 are food insecure. In addition to this, the World Food Programme’s “1000 day window” study on the irreversible effects of malnutrition for children in their infancy has resulted in the design of the Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa Hunger Eradication Programme.