Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA

Rating: 4.81 stars   70 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 247 West 37th Street 10th Floor New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: Action Against Hunger | ACF International works to save the lives of malnourished children and adults while seeking long-term solutions to hunger through self-sustaining programs. ACF works around the world to carry out innovative, lifesaving programs in nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene that restore dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.
Target demographics: those suffering from malnutrition, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7.3 million people
Geographic areas served: over 40 countries around the world
Programs: Nutrition: Global hunger now afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. Severe acute malnutrition, however, is the more immediate killer: it threatens the lives of 19 million children. Every year as many as 5 million of them die from malnutrition-related causes. From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. A third of the world’s population lives without basic sanitation infrastructure like a toilet. Every day 4,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. We can’t fight malnutrition without tackling the diseases that contribute to it. As part of our integrated approach to hunger, we’re getting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over the world. Food Security & Livelihoods: Action Against Hunger’s food security & livelihoods programs tackle the root causes of hunger: problems of access, income, and production. Our food security & livelihoods activities aim to prevent outbreaks of life-threatening acute malnutrition by helping some of the most vulnerable communities around the world regain nutritional self-sufficiency. While our programs encompass a wide array of activities, all are customized to meet the specific needs of each community. Emergency Response: From cholera epidemics sweeping through refugee camps, to catastrophic natural disasters, to malnutrition crises brought on by drought, Action Against Hunger responds to humanitarian emergencies all over the world, delivering immediate life-saving services to populations in distress. With emergency teams on call 24 hours a day, and pre-positioned stocks of essential supplies ready for deployment, our internationally renowned rapid response capabilities ensure that life-saving assistance can be deployed anywhere in the world when needs arise.
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Rating: 4 stars  

I like AAH, and I contribute every month, but I hope that their costs could be lower.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always been very leery of donating to charity for fear that my dollars would not be used for their intended purposes. After doing a good deal of research into reputable charities I saw that Action Against Hunger was one of the top rated charities on every review site I could find. As a Christian I believe that I have a God given duty to try and help the less fortunate in whatever ways that I can and I feel good knowing that this small effort on my part can be used to help people far, far less fortunate then myself. If you are considering donating to a worthy charity that will use your gift to the greatest good I don't think you can do better then Action Against Hunger. Please consider giving.

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Rating: 5 stars  

ACF is a very efficient organization helping millions of people around the world and especially children! Their teams are wonderful and very dedicated to helping fight hunger. It is important to me to give to an organization dedicated to children. It is also important for me to be sure that what I give is really going to the people in need. With ACF I have absolutely no doubt about this!

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Thanks so much for your kind words and your gift! We appreciate it so much :)

Rating: 5 stars  

As a mother to a young child, it is important to me to donate to an organization that utilizes the donations given in the most effective manner and I feel as though Action Against Hunger does just that.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What an incredible, passionate team of people fighting the good fight. Their dedication and communication to their donor network is unprecedented. I will continue to donate to Action Against Hunger for life.

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Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review, Geoff!

Rating: 5 stars  

We attended a very compelling program about AAH in NYC this year.

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Action Against Hunger impresses me very much in the thoughtfulness and cost-effectiveness of its work. At the same time, its projects are innovative and respectful of local people. Elizabeth Saenger

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Thanks so much for this great review, Elizabeth!

Rating: 3 stars  

I just want to say please do not send me anymore mailings. Contact me exclusively by e-mail. Saves unnecessary paper and expenses incurred by your organization. Thank you, Shawn

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Hi Shawn, thanks for your feedback. Please send your contact information to webmaster@actionagainsthunger.org and we'll be sure to remove you from our mailing list.

Rating: 5 stars  

I wanted to shift my charitable giving to focus on fighting world hunger. I researched charities in terms of transparency and effectiveness. Action Against Hunger is very well regarded.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned at Action Against Hunger and can 100% vouch for their remarkably authentic concern and intense commitment for helping others. They are "the real deal!" Global leaders in humanitarian aid with a long history, they have also managed to keep the passion and drive of a young non-profit; their sincerity and integrity is honorable.

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Thanks so much for this awesome review, Mary!

Rating: 4 stars  

Checked you out on Chairty Navigator. You do great work in helping others.

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