|The world hunger problem: Current
We've described many issues causing hunger, and you can take a
look at different ways hunger can be solved (see solutions to world hunger). There are
many different organizations fighting hunger today, but for the
most part, they can be classified into two main groups.
I frequently see canned-food drives at my school. Students are
asked to bring in canned goods and they are accumulated and sent
off somewhere. The problem with this method of ending hunger is
that providing food is not a long-term solution. It forces the
people who receive this food to become reliant on it, instead of on
The other type of organization is that which believes in making
a country reliant on itself. Organizations like The Hunger Project believe in "society-wide
transformation" led by "indigenous leadership," says Lee Traband on
its staff. These organizations work to build infrastructure that
will allow a country to be self-sufficient, and not rely on other
countries for aid. This is a long-term solution which allows the
country to survive without foreign charity.
Many of these organizations are similar in their core beliefs,
but differ on how to achieve them. Take a look at their websites,
and let us know what you think might work best by using the 'Reader's comments
and developments of this article' feature.