What’s Your Hunger IQ? Take This Quiz And Feed A Child!

Here’s some food for thought this Thanksgiving: one in seven people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight. One in seven babies born today risk being born into hunger. In fact, close to one billion people around the world go hungry each and every day. And perhaps not surprisingly, women, children, and rural communities are on the frontlines of hunger.

The irony is, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is actually enough food in the world for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life. This year’s FAO State of Food Insecurity Report finds that high, unpredictable food prices are likely to continue, with the greatest negative impact on those who already suffer from low incomes, especially the urban poor and smallholder farmers. And although headline-grabbing crises such as the famine in the Horn of Africa, are a vital way to bring attention to the situation, emergencies account for less than eight percent of hunger’s victims according the the World Food Programme.

Take the quiz and feed a child!

The World Food Programme — the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger — has a great new tool to help feed needy children. Click here to take a short quiz that tests your knowledge on the scope and impact of hunger. Here’s the cool part: 25 cents will be donated to the World Food Programme’s school meals program for every person who takes the hunger quiz.

One billion hungry, two billion internet users, seven billion in the world today — the numbers speak for themselves. Take the quiz and make a happy Thanksgiving even happier.

Related reading:

Give Thanks By Giving Free Rice!

Agriculture 101: A Graphic Novel

How You Can Help Stop The Africa Famine: Ask 5 For 5

Photo credit: Somali refugee children at Dolo Ado Camp on Ethiopia courtesy of WFP/Natasha Scripture


HEIKKI R2 months ago

thank you

Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kat Head
Katherine H6 years ago

Done, thanks!

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodrigu

Those of you who have multiple e-mail accounts: take the quiz using each one and feed more children.

Tessa Nijzingh
Tessa Nijzingh6 years ago

I've spent another evening reading all kinds of stories on this site. And despite all the things that go wrong in this world the stories inspire me. Because of all the people that take notice of these bad situations and care about it. Lots of people are trying to change things, in all sorts of creative and innovative ways, or by way of petition, or a poll or quiz like this. Thank you for this.
I am no longer feeling powerless, I feel strong. Because there are with lots of people who care and together we can make a difference. And it makes me more aware of things and I can share this with others, and knowledge is POWER! So thank you very much!!

Silja Salonen
silja salonen6 years ago

thank you for this opportunity
taken the quiz
passed it along
so simple thank you again

Sue H.
Sue H6 years ago

Quiz taken. Thanks for posting.
Zero Population Growth would surely help as well.

pam w.
pam w6 years ago

Any discussion of world hunger MUST include discussion about easy access to contraceptives.