This month VolunteerMatch is focused on all the ways we can fight hunger. The blogs below are some of the great ones we found to keep updated about what nonprofits are doing to support hunger relief efforts all around the world.
No Kid Hungry Blog
No Kid Hungry is specifically dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger in America. They achieve this goal by connecting children to federal meal programs that directly benefit low-income families. Their blog contains informational videos, personal stories and articles about what advocates are doing in their area to fight hunger.
Be sure to click on their “Youth Advocates” tag to read essays written by young children who are creating innovative hunger relief programs in their communities. These essays can be a great starting point for learning how to encourage your volunteers to contribute to hunger relief efforts.
Notable Post: The Intersection of Childhood Hunger and Childhood Obesity
World Food Programme Tumblr
The World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger, has a Tumblr blog. This blog is filled with high quality photos and touching narratives that showcase the great work they are doing around the world in countries such as Brazil, Mali, Pakistan and Syria. This is a great place to find inspirational stories to share with your volunteers that are filled with hope.
Notable Post: WFP In Mali
World Food Programme On The Road-Video Blog
On The Road is a video blog that documents hunger relief efforts in different countries. Get a rare look into North Korea’s severe conditions, which have left 1 in 3 women and children at risk for severe hunger.
Be sure to check out their “Dollar a Day” Series where WFP staffers learn how much they can buy with limited funds at food markets in countries where people live on less than a dollar a day. Share these insightful videos with your volunteers to change the way they think about hunger and poverty.
Notable Post: On The Road: A Dollar A Day In Nepal
First Person-Oxfam America
Oxfam America, one of the largest development and relief organizations, has a blog that focuses on sharing videos, stories and voices from Oxfam experts. Their blog features book reviews, photo essays, news, social commentary and celebrity partnerships.
Check out their weekly “Buzz List” series which gives in depth reviews of the newest blogs, videos and music that have Oxfam staffers talking. This blog is a great place to find content directed toward young volunteers.
Notable Post: Instagramming Haiti
Do you follow a great hunger-related blog? Tell us about it in the comments.