Plants-4-Hunger is our hunger relief program that maximizes the health of people, animals, and the environment.
Instead of using animal-based foods or live animals from an organization such as Heifer International, your gift supports effective, plant-based hunger relief projects serving some of the world’s most impoverished children.
While designed as a gift-donation program, many people donate directly in support of the programs and not as a gift-donation. Both styles are critically important and tremendously appreciated.
How it Works
Below are the plant-based feeding programs that will share 100% of your gift-donation.
When donating, choose “Plants-4-Hunger” in the program drop-down menu.
If it’s a gift, choose “Tribute – In Honor Of.” You can also leave a note in the comment field or email us with details.
We will mail a personalized card and our info booklet to your recipient (if an address is provided) or send an email notification. For immediate use, here’s a color printout that can be added to your own card.
Many people also choose to make a regular donation… you do NOT need a gift recipient to help.
Plant-Based School Meals
The International Fund for Africa provides immediate and long-term assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable children through their innovative, multi-prong School Health and Nutrition Program.
In addition to funding local staff and equipment, the program builds income-generating bakeries and mushroom gardens to increase long-term sustainability.
In each of five schools, about one hundred of the children who are in the most dire need receive a daily meal, health monitoring, and vaccinations.
Through our partners at ProVeg International, A Well-Fed World is able to sponsor plant-based meals for school children in need in Nepal.
An initiative of the Grassroot Movement In Nepal, this school nutrition program provides nourishing plant-based meals to students in village schools. It also supports the local economy by purchasing grains, legumes, and produce from local farmers.
Sine the start of this program, students are performing better in school and school attendance rates have risen.
Peru / Amazon
At a time when the Amazon rainforest needs our collective help, A Well-Fed World is supporting the food tree planting and reforestation project in the Peruvian Amazon through The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.
In 2020, five communities along the Amazon and Napo rivers are receiving 1,200+ food trees each. As funding permits, additional plantings will be provided to families, schools, and communal areas. The local communities designed the plans to fairly distribute the greatest number of trees to those who can both maintain and benefit most from them.
The initial plan for 6,000+ fruit trees provides significant income, as well as supports biodiversity, conservation, soil stabilization, sustainable nutrition, and improved livelihoods to benefit the people and wildlife that live in this critical ecosystem.
Community Food Gardens
Grow Where You Are is a team of veganic farmers and food justice activists empowering people to improve their nutrition and food security by planting backyard and community food gardens, which drastically increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables in urban food deserts.
Grow Where You Are and their partners at MaituFoods also directly provide low-cost food to school lunch programs and run a summer camp where they teach plant-based farming skills to young people.
They further increase their impact by partnering with churches and local governments to install organic micro-farms on unused land in struggling neighborhoods.
Seed Programs International provides quality seeds and critically-needed expertise to impoverished communities in developing countries. The strategy initiates a cycle of self-sufficiency that gives people resources they need to feed themselves.
Extra vegetables are sold at markets to bring household income. Gardeners are then able to cover school fees and supplies, garden equipment, and healthcare, furthering their ability to overcome poverty.
SPI’s global seed donation programs support school gardens, family nutrition, women’s empowerment, crisis recovery, and income development.