Mission: To bring innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty.
Freedom from Hunger began as Meals for Millions, established in 1946 to relieve and prevent starvation using an inexpensive, high-protein powdered food supplement it developed that is still used in relief efforts today. The organization later implemented applied nutrition programs primarily for mothers and children, and developed an integrated microfinance/health/nutrition education program called Credit with Education that now serves more than 360,000 families in seventeen nations. In 1979, Meals for Millions merged with the American Freedom from Hunger Foundation.
Outstanding Web Features:
In the Hunger Bytes section of the Web site, visitors take virtual tours of some areas where Freedom from Hunger has a presence, meet some women with whom it works, watch staff video clips from the field, view the images of photojournalist Karl Grobl, and read or sign up for the Catalyst newsletter. The site also features descriptions of the organization's worldwide programs, including Credit with Education and the malaria and Reach initiatives; the countries where it works; its partner organizations; facts about hunger; and resources.