Gift No. 11
Regular, nourishing meals for a child who is at high risk of malnutrition can turn a life around. Severe hunger is an overwhelming experience for children, and they are especially vulnerable to its terrible effects. Balanced meals, high in protein, calcium, and crucial vitamins and minerals, help a child meet physical growth milestones, focus on learning, and have the energy to just be a kid.
Hunger and malnutrition cause almost half of all child deaths worldwide, with more than 3 million children losing their lives every year. Most of these deaths are in developing countries where nutritious food is often limited, and a natural disaster or humanitarian situation can turn difficult conditions into a devastating crisis in the blink of an eye. No child should have to worry about when they will get their next meal.