Food 4 Kids

Food 4 Kids

Tackling world hunger, one child at a time

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Key Facts

How hunger affects children

1 in 6 children in developing countries is underweight

66 million primary school children in the developing world attend lessons hungry

20 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition

What is Food 4 Kids?

Caring for and nurturing our children is something we take pride in. For many of us, meal times are something to look forward to for the whole family. Providing our children with nutritious meals to sustain them throughout the day is a central part of this.

However, for tens of millions of children worldwide, life is not so easy. A child dies every ten seconds from hunger-related diseases without access to nutritional food.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. So many lives can be saved with simple interventions such as providing healthy meals, nutritional supplements and treatment for infections.

Our Food 4 Kids programme provides children all over the world with balanced meals, essential vitamin supplements and medical check-ups and treatment.

A big part of this programme is raising awareness. To this end, we train teachers and healthcare workers on recognising and treating malnutrition.

Muslim Hands are currently providing 11,000 meals a day, however there is much more to be done. Your generous support can enable us to reach even more children with the support they need to keep them healthy and strong through their daily lives.

The Dangers of Malnutrition

At Muslim Hands we know that the long term effects of hunger run deep and can cripple whole communities. Endemic malnutrition leads to poor health and increased school drop-out rates. This in turn leads to continued poverty and the vicious cycle continues from one generation to the next.

Muslim Hands Paediatric Consultant Dr D Emmanuel, writes in a recent article:

'If you improve nutrition, you improve a child's ability to focus and achieve well in class and improve the future prospects of an entire family. 

If a family has strong, healthy working individuals, you have rehabilitated an entire community. ?In this way, the chain of poverty and ill health is broken'.

With at least 20 million children around the world suffering from acute malnutrition, the importance of providing young people with access to nutritious food and basic healthcare is unquestionable.

Every child has the right to go to school, spend time with their family and play with their friends, without the ever present shadow of hunger looming over them.  

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.