UNICEF’s goal number 1 is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and irrespective number of the laws, policies and organisations working for the same, this massive problem can be solved when each person contributes a bit and does something. The number of people in the world suffering from hunger has dropped to 795 million since 1990 according the United Nations. There are 216 million fewer people suffering from hunger today than there were 26 years ago. But there is much work to be done.
Following are some of the 9 things that one can do to make a difference and achieve the goal of ending hunger by 2030:
- Volunteer: It is the moral responsibility of each and every individual living in the society to spread awareness about the problem of acute hunger and sensitise people about the same.
- Distribute food: Cafes, restaurant chains etc should run programs or partner with organisations to deliver the remaining food at the end of the day to people in need.
- Promote Recommendations and Policy Reforms: Government should conduct regular surveys and make the adequate reforms to capture the problem in a better manner and lead to better reforms.
- Sensitisation: The youth should be sensitised enough with this problem and be made aware of the gravity of the issue at hand so that each and every individual is a part of the chain.
- Theatre: Theatre and visual arts can be a good medium of expression about the problem and the issues arising out of it, groups should make conscious efforts to hold campaigns about the issue of hunger.
- Better infrastructure for implementation of existing government schemes and thus, ensuring accessibility to food.
- Community lunch’s concept should be introduced in government and private schools to sensitise the children at tender ages, to make them responsible citizens of the future.
- The concept of global, state and district ambassadors should be introduced, where prominent personalities can be a part of the mobilisation towards this agenda of ending hunger.
- Companies and startups can be mandated to organise food drives as a part of their compulsory CSR initiatives.