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The Hunger Project DifferenceOur Mission

The Hunger Project's work is based on 3 Pillars

  • Mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance
  • Empowering women as key change agents; and
  • Forging partnerships with local government.

Read more about how The Hunger Project builds self reliant communities.

Our Organization's Response to COVID-19

 The details below represent the stance and behaviour of The Hunger Project's Global entity.  For our uniquely Canadian perspective on the current and evolving situation, please click over here to read a message from our Country Director.

The Hunger Project is committed to being proactive and responsive in a rapidly changing situation. The Hunger Project established a COVID-19 Task Force in late February and has since put a series of protective measures in place to support the health and safety of our program partners and staff around the world.


  • We have stopped all international and domestic travel within our programs and US operations, including trips of national office staff to rural communities.


  • We have stopped all gatherings of more than 10 people (whether in our offices or in communities) and instituted social distancing measures.


  • We are taking action to support work from home, with many offices already fully doing so.


Our teams across the 13 Program Countries where we work are exploring opportunities to respond in new and creative ways such as leveraging technology for virtual meetings and community support.


We are confident that our community partners — the trained elected women and men leaders and all of our volunteer animators and catalysts worldwide — will lead their communities through this challenging time. We’ve seen it time after time: our communities are resilient and mobilize to lead in times of crisis.


In the coming days and weeks, we will work closely with our investors and funders to navigate the impacts of this pandemic. We thank you for your continued support as we together face this unprecedented challenge that calls on all of us to step forward in our shared humanity. Our leadership is needed more than ever.


Community Led Development

Community Led Development

Putting local communities in the driver seat

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Sustainable Agriculture

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Promoting sustainable agricultural systems

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Women's Empowerment


Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunity.

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Women at Work



 The Hunger Project is about helping individuals to shift into a mindset that says they can actually solve their own hunger...

The first thing you have to do is get an individual to shift their behaviour, and if you get enough individuals to shift their behaviours then an entire village will change.

- Michale Rennie, Global Leader - Organisational Practice, McKinsey & Co

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