Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 21, 2009
When the majority of India's people earn less than Rs. 80 ($1.66) a day, and the price of a kilo of rice ranges between Rs. 20 and Rs. 80, it is no wonder that nearly 50 percent of India's population suffer from malnourishment. The fight against hunger is far from over. Today, we produce more food than ever, yet more than one in 10 people on earth suffers from hunger.
But this war can be won - the United Nations Development Program puts the annual cost of ending hunger at just an additional $13 billion more than what is already being spent by governments and organizations around the world. At present, Embracing the World feeds more than two million people annually throughout India. ETW also distributes uncooked rice, milk and other staples to deeply impoverished communities. In the first six months after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, ETW provided more than six million free meals to disaster victims, as well as more than 185 tons of uncooked rice to help the victims make ends meet.
In the United States, one in eight Americans (more than 35 million) don't have dependable, consistent access to food due to limited money and resources, and nearly 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 75 fall below the poverty line for at least one year. Embracing the World is committed to making a difference wherever and whenever possible. At present, ETW volunteers in 40 cities throughout North America prepare and serve 73,000 meals a year for the homeless and hungry.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
October when I received the letter thanking for my donation and stating how my donation was in effect.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
I was very satisfied that I made difference in the world.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very friendly and very eager to serve
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
feed every hungry person in the world.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
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Donor & Donated money to the program.