At every time one of our customers makes a purchase. Every item means a meal to a child in need. Since 2017, we have watched kids grow and thrive with our mission to end childhood hunger.
Your Purchase Feeds does more than provide a meal to a hungry child; Your Purchase Feeds the hearts, minds, and futures of thousands of children throughout India and the United States. The best part about our Your Purchase Feeds program is that it requires nothing extra from you. For every item you purchase at TAMSY, we automatically provide one meal on your behalf to a child in India or the United States.
Food is central to human well-being: it provides the body with nourishment, offers livelihoods that lift people out of poverty, and brings communities together. Yet, although food is a basic human need, too many people are trapped in a cycle of hunger by forces beyond their immediate control, like poverty, disaster, conflict and inequality. Despite decades of progress in reducing world hunger, 2017 saw increases in the number of hungry people. — that’s one in every nine people who don’t have the food they need to live a healthy, productive life.
The World Health Organization considers this to be the single greatest threat to global health. Hunger is cyclical and generational: it inhibits people’s ability to work and learn to their fullest potential, which can curb their future and trap them and their families in more poverty — and more hunger.
Let's look into what is the cause of world hunger!
World hunger is caused by so much more than a shortage of food. Even in places where food is plentiful or can be grown, challenges like disasters, conflict, or poverty prevent people from accessing it. People in poverty generally spend between 60 and 80 percent of their income on food, forcing them to prioritize feeding their families over meeting other basic needs or reaching long-term goals, like sending their children to school. If an emergency strikes, they may need to skip meals to cope financially — and the cycle of hunger continues.
According to the Food Security Information Network, conflict and insecurity were primary drivers of food insecurity in 2017, alone accountable for putting 74 million people in need of urgent assistance. Climate change is also eroding existing efforts to improve food security. Hunger can also stem from inadequate food systems, like a lack of road infrastructure to connect people to markets, or poor storage facilities, through which food gets wasted and never reaches those who need it.
Your Purchase Feeds supports more than 50,000 children everyday. Each and every child can focus on learning instead of being hungry. Your Purchase Feeds provides a path to a successful future and puts an end to generational poverty. Because of your purchase, millions of children have a better chance at a successful future. Each purchase is more than providing a meal to a child in need, it’s about feeding their hearts, minds, and futures.