Plants-4-Hunger is our plant-based hunger relief program that feeds people, while protecting animals and the planet.
Instead of using animal-based foods or "gifting" live animals, your donation supports plant-based food and farming projects serving some of the world's most impoverished communities.
Not just gifts... while designed as a gift-donation program, you can also just donate directly (once or recurring). All styles are critically important and tremendously appreciated.
Below are some of the plant-based feeding and farming programs that will share 100% of your gift-donation.
You can specify the type of organization, or give to the entire program for us to split.
We will mail a personalized card and our info booklet to your recipient (if an address is provided). Or you can send a custom e-card at the end of your donation.
For immediate use or last minute gifts, you can also download one of our e-cards to e-mail your recipient or our printable certificates for in-person gifts. A printable PDF of the program recipients below is available here.
Many people also choose to make a regular donation... you do NOT need a gift recipient to help.
Plant-Based School Meals
Through our partners, A Well-Fed World sponsors plant-based school lunch programs in communities experiencing poverty and hunger across the globe. For some children, these lunches are their only full meal of the day, providing crucial nutrition as well as improved learning outcomes due to better focus. A co-benefit of these lunch programs is often increased attendance in schools, with more children attending regularly when their families know a meal will be served. Projects we’ve supported include schools in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Haiti.
Partner: International Fund for Africa
Partner: Malnutrition Matters
The soy microbusiness model has helped lift many women and their families out of poverty while improving nutrition and food security in their communities. Through partners working in Africa, the Americas, and Asia, we support multiple soy-based micro-enterprises. These projects provide equipment and training to women and women’s cooperatives to help them generate sustained income by processing soybeans into soymilk as well as value-added products such as tofu, yogurt, spreads, puddings, and okara meal for breads and other baked goods.
Food trees uniquely address the triple crises of global hunger, climate change, and biodiversity loss by providing food and income, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat. Many fruit and nut trees are drought-tolerant and thrive in even the most marginal lands where other human foods do not readily grow. Our food tree fund has supported projects including reforestation with native food trees in deforested villages of the Amazon rainforest; school food forest projects in more than 35 schools across Kenya; and food tree and food forest plantings in Haiti, Peru, El Salvador, and India.
Partner: Food Tree Planting Foundation
Seeds and Beans
In 2023 we launched the Planetary Pulse Project, which facilitates distribution of free or low cost legume seeds (pulses) to farmers and growers in need. Pulses (beans, peas and lentils) are one of the most sustainable, nutritious and inexpensive sources of protein available. Experts say pulses are the best food to effectively address the double crises of climate change and global food insecurity, with far fewer resource inputs or emissions than animal-based foods, and greater drought tolerance. The UN has backed a campaign to double global bean consumption over the next five years.
Community Food Gardens
An estimated two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency, now recognized as a form of hidden hunger. Vegetables are the major source of most micronutrients, and home and community gardens can significantly increase consumption of fresh vegetables, improving dietary diversity and nutrient intake. Through our partners, we help provide vegetable seed and growing expertise to food insecure communities around the world, with programs supporting food gardens in schools, orphanages, hospitals, refugee camps, Native American reservations, and urban farms.
Partner: Grow Where You Are
Partner: 10,000 Meals Across LA
We support a wide range of plant-based food shares around the globe. Projects include Chilis on Wheels, Food Not Bombs, and 10,000 Meals Across L.A., focused on providing warm, nutritious meals to unhoused citizens, as well as plant-based pantries and community fridges providing free fresh produce and food staples to people in need. In 2020, we partnered with Feed the Polls to distribute 10,000 plant-based meals to voters on Election Day in communities with high rates of food insecurity.
Our Disaster Relief Fund provides emergency grants to mission-aligned individuals and groups distributing plant-based food to people in need during public health crises, conflict, weather catastrophes and other disasters. Ongoing efforts include our Ukraine Relief Fund, supporting free meals for wartime citizens and refugees. Globally, we have supported emergency plant-based food relief during Covid-19, the Ebola epidemic, and in the aftermath of numerous devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and floods.
Partner: Food Not Bombs
YES! I'd like to give the gift of health AND hope with nourishing plant-based foods that feed people while protecting animals, nature, and our planet.
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