Plants-4-Hunger Holiday Gift-Giving
Support Vegan School Lunches for Children in Need
We'll Double Your Gift!
During the holiday season, popular gifts include donations to feeding programs that promote meat consumption, either by distributing animal-based foods directly or by sending live animals as "gifts" to be used for food.
Our Plants-4-Hunger gift-donations provide a compassionate alternative that is perfect for vegetarians & vegans to give AND receive.
AWFW is matching December donations!
We'll send 200% of your donation to our four hand-picked vegan feeding programs with low overhead and proven successes.
If you donate on behalf of someone, we'll send them a personalized card & our info booklet. YOU get the tax-deduction!
This year's four projects support vegan school lunch programs in Ethiopia, India, Guatemala, and the United States (details below).
Donate by credit card, PayPal, or check to provide immediate help and long-term solutions that feed some of the world's most deprived children without harming animals.
Summary of Plants-4-Hunger Recipients
Ethiopia - International Fund for Africa
IFA's School Health & Nutrition Program not only expands healthy food access to students through their vegan school lunches, but also builds school bakeries and food gardens to increase self-sufficency and sustainability. This improves food security and generates income through the sale of baked goods.
IFA currently serves 500 children (five schools with 100 students each). They plan to add new schools and breakfast options as funding permits.
Health lessons, vaccinations, and donations of eye glasses are important complements that further children's learning and overall well-being.
India - Annamrita: Food For Life
Annamrita's Mid-Day Meals Program operates in eight states throughout India providing vegan school lunches to reduce hunger and malnutrition in children from disadvantaged areas.
They have a particular focus on girls, who are often given less food in poor families and communities. Better nutrition increases literacy and learning, which helps improve food access for the next generation of families.
Leveraging government and nonprofit resources, they are experts in distributing large amounts of low-cost, high-quality food.
Guatemala - Plenty International
Plenty's Nutrition Program works with agricultural experts to grow & distribute non-GMO soybeans to farming families.
Working with women in particular, Plenty expands employment opportunities, improves parents' knowledge of nutrition, and increases access to healthy foods for families and children.
Women's groups use the soybeans to produce soymilk and fortified vegan bakery goods (including nutrition-packed "cookies") for malnourished children. Additional food sales further decreases hunger for both producers and recipients.
USA - Grow Where You Are & MaituFoods
Grow Where You Are is a team of veganic farmers and food justice activists who empower youth by teaching them how to plant and care for food gardens.
These gardens drastically increase families’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables in urban food deserts.
Grow Where You Are and their partner MaituFoods also provide vegan food to school lunch programs, run a learning-centered summer camp, and partner with churches in struggling neighborhoods to build community micro-farms on unused land.