Progress has been made in the last 25 years, but 1 person out of 8 goes to bed hungry every night. While emergency food relief interventions have proven to be effective short-term solutions, they are not a sustainable option in the long run.
World Central Kitchen wants to improve food security BEYOND short-term responses in a way that will protect and promote sustainable livelihoods through new and innovative ideas.
World Central Kitchen’s work in mountainous Palmiste Tampe has implemented a community garden and Smart School Kitchen. With a community garden and the Smart School Kitchen, the community can now:
- Grow their own food
- Sell chicken eggs to supplement their school meals
- Cook with local ingredients
- Encourage students to attend the Palmiste Tampe school with the provision of a daily meal
In Port au Prince, Haiti, World Central Kitchen works with Partners in Health at their Zamni Beni orphanage in two ways to eliminate food insecurity through a Sustainable Bakery. The Boulanjri Beni bakery and its counterpart, Pwason Beni restaurant:
- Provide fresh food for the orphanage
- Train participants in culinary and food safety
- Generate revenue for the orphanage
- Offer a greater variety of food
World Central Kitchen looks for sustainable solutions to hunger, and continually expands programming where further needs can be addressed.
*Facts and figures courtesy of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)