This nifty little video from Enough Food For Everyone IF has been released today asking whether eradicating extreme hunger around the world is really such an impossible task. After all, the fact is that the world does produce enough food for everyone. If all the food in the world was shared equally, there would be enough for every woman, man and child to consume 2,700 calories every day. That’s more than enough, as it’s the equivalent of almost five Big Macs or 33 boiled eggs every day.
So if there’s enough food for everyone, why does one person in eight go to bed hungry every night? Many people can’t get their hands on enough nutritious food – they can’t grow enough or afford it. The IF campaign, launched earlier this year aims to change that by persuading the G8 leaders to tackle some of the underlying causes of hunger when they meet in Northern Ireland in June.
IF have commandeered the services of Kirk Jones, who directed Nanny McPhee and last year’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting to produce a series of short films, of which this is the first.
Do watch it and then if you haven’t done so already, please sign up to the IF campaign. The G8 leaders have the opportunity to do something incredible this year. We need to make sure they don’t waste it.
Enough Food for Everyone IF is a coalition of 150 organisations including a large number of Christian charities and churches who have joined together to campaign for action by the G8 on the issue of global hunger. The last time organisations worked together on this scale was for Make Poverty History. Now that the G8 group of world leaders are returning to the UK, Enough Food for Everyone IF is demanding they take action on hunger. 2013 won’t be the end of hunger, but it could be the beginning of the end.