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Who We Are
A Well-Fed World is an international hunger relief, food justice, and food security organization advancing plant-based foods and farming to create a sustainable, nourished, and climate-friendly future.
A well-fed world is one in which all people have enough food -- and the right kinds of food. The right kinds of food maximize health for people, animals, and the planet. The right kinds of food are produced and distributed in ways that prioritize personal and planetary health for current and future generations.
Our mission is to provide financial and structural assistance that immediately bolsters plant-based feeding and farming solutions for communities in need. At the structural level, we elevate plant-based diet and agricultural systems as necessary components for nourishing an increasingly populous and climate fragile world.
Working through our Sustainable Keys Global Grants program, we financially strengthen and partner with highly effective, on-the-ground programs providing immediate plant-based food and farming assistance for people in their own communities.
We combine this direct local empowerment with institutional alliances to further our shared mission in ways that address root causes and create structural change.
Our analysis provides nuance to complex issues related to the consumption and production of animal-sourced foods. In particular, we focus on the ways in which the livestock sector is a major driver of crop overuse, resource depletion, and climate destruction resulting in increased global food insecurity and disparities.
Our practical, multi-level approach provides tools for meaningful change so that individuals, NGOs, and international institutions embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming.
- We provide funding and material assistance in the U.S. and globally.
- We analyze and interpret research to make the findings more accessible and persuasive.
- We network with global changemakers to incorporate the benefits of plant-based solutions.
Our Plant-Based Focus
Disentangling our food system from its dependence on livestock is a critical part of solving the world's most persistent and destructive problems.
Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment.
Historically, the transition process has been hindered by entrenched habits, nutrition misconceptions, and vested interests, but there is increasing awareness of the positive change made possible by a shift towards plant-based foods and agriculture.
We highlight the benefits of reducing (ideally eliminating) the use of animal-sourced foods because of its:
immense and immediate positive change
relative ease in implementing
compatibility with other reforms
Our Target Audiences
Many environmental, health, anti-hunger, food safety, and food justice organizations acknowledge the benefits of reducing global meat consumption (especially among high consuming populations), but have resisted advocating meat reduction solutions that may be unpopular.
Increasingly, however, a shift towards more plant-based diets is becoming mainstream in practice and in advocacy. In addition to more people adopting vegetarian and vegan diets, partial (reducetarian) measures are increasingly popular. Partial steps on a large scale make meaningful, life-saving improvements with the greatest impact stemming from the greatest reduction.
A Well-Fed World promotes both the ideal of fully plant-based foods and farming, as well as partial and incremental change for immediate impact.
We also focus on making individual and societal change easier by supporting institutions and policies that increase the accessibility of healthy, plant-based food options. For the people with the privilege of food choice, every meal provides an opportunity to improve personal and planetary health.