Together KAH satellites have packed and shipped more than 40 million meals a year to 60 countries worldwide. These countries include Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Philippines, Lebanon, South Sudan, Mexico, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, Zambia, Swaziland and Guatemala.
The Kids Against Hunger goal is to keep at least 20% of the meals we pack locally and ship the rest to our main partners overseas.
Malnutrition at an early age leads to reduced physical and mental development during childhood. Stunting, for example, affects more than 147 million pre-schoolers in developing countries. Iodine deficiency is the world's greatest single cause of mental retardation and brain damage.
Disease and malnutrition are closely linked. In fact, malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease in the world, according the United Nation's Standing Committee on Nutrition.
Nutrition is a critical part of health and development, especially within the first two years of life. Healthy children learn better. They have stronger immune systems, a lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and increased longevity.
The food of Kids Against Hunger addresses the causes of malnutrition. It has been proven to reduce and even reverse malnutrition in children. It is fortified with all essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients, as well as good sources of protein and carbohydrates. Getting our food to needy children and families worldwide to reduce starvation and malnutrition is why we volunteer to do what we do.
|Kids Against Hunger San Diego
P.O. Box 261351
San Diego, CA 92196
|Kids Against Hunger San Diego is a humanitarian, nonprofit organization. A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.|
|"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."
- Mother Teresa