World Hunger

Cultivating Food Security

Since sending the first CARE Package® in 1946, we’ve worked with governments and communities to ensure sustainable food security for the world’s poorest people.

Focus on Food

See CARE’s tools, projects, research, and expertise on food and nutrition security that we implement with more than 13 million people around the world.

Reform Food Aid Now

We can feed 4 million more hungry people just by supporting local supply chains instead of foreign food imports.

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An infant’s future is shaped within the first 1,000 days of life, and chronic malnutrition jeopardizes a child’s chances of living past age 5. We work to ensure children have the best possible start in life with proper nourishment.


Climate change is real. And it’s a real threat to survival for the world’s poorest people, who lack the resources to respond to disasters like drought and devastating storms. CARE is there to help them recover, adapt and thrive.


To increase food production and income for farmers — especially women — we support sustainable farming techniques, smart water use, market access and innovation in volatile climates.


When disaster strikes, hunger and malnutrition are not far behind. CARE is on the ground in crisis areas to provide lifesaving food, nutrition and medical care.

Global Hunger Crisis

An unprecedented 81 million people are in need of emergency food assistance in 2017. The U.N. has declared the global hunger emergency the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. Across East Africa, the Lake Chad Basin and Yemen, starvation threatens over 20 million people — more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and Philadelphia combined. Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, and South Sudan are already experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity and face a credible risk of famine.

Where We Work

CARE works in 94 countries around the world to support over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.