Hunger is a solvable problem. For the first time in more than two decades, global hunger is on the rise. According to the newest edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition, nearly one in nine people go to bed hungry every night, affecting 821 million people worldwide. Many factors contribute to the state of hunger in extremely poor countries and emerging markets including poverty, conflict, lack of employment, natural disasters and insufficient social safety nets. For those in abject poverty and situations of emergency, the United Nations, World Bank and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development governments via the World Food Programme have targeted feeding programs. However, for those in emerging markets or in non- emergency situations, the resources available to the hungry are few and far between.