Get the Facts About Child Hunger

How child hunger affects children and their families

Child hunger kills nearly 16,000 children a day. That's one child every 5 seconds who dies from child hunger. For those who live, more than 300 million children go to bed hungry every night. Rising food prices and an escalating global food crisis is creating more child hunger. Worldwide, one person in seven goes to bed hungry every night.

Child Hunger Can Be Eliminated

Child hunger doesn't have to continue. Compassion's church-based program fights child hunger through sponsorship. One of the best ways to fight child hunger is to sponsor a child through Compassion. When you sponsor a child, you defeat child hunger because sponsorship helps children receive adequate nutrition.

Child Hunger Escalating

Your help to end child hunger is needed now more than ever. The current global food crisis is being called by many a "silent tsunami" that could plunge millions more children into child hunger. Food prices have doubled in some countries since 2006. Many of the countries Compassion serves are among those hit hard by rising food prices. You can help a child affected by child hunger by sponsoring a child today. As a new sponsor, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a complete child sponsorship packet by mail.

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Help a Child Affected by Child Hunger

Sponsor a child affected by child hunger.

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

Financial Integrity

Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. 

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Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 14 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.