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5 Ways to Help End Hunger for $1 or Less

Updated on January 4, 2009

How to Help the Hungry

Every day, more than 850 million people around the world go hungry and nearly 16,000 children die from hunger and related causes. Here are five simple ways that you can make a difference and help the hungry.

1. Visit The Hunger Site

Cost: Free

Since 1999, The Hunger Site, the original click-to-donate site has donated nearly 62 million pounds of food for the hungry, thanks to its web visitors. Conations are paid for by advertisers, so all you have to do is visit every day and click.

2. Practice Your Vocabulary at FreeRice

Cost: Free

Started in October 2007, is a word game that challenges you to pick one of four synonyms for words that get increasingly more difficult. For each word you get right, the site donates the equivalent of 10 grains of rice. Like The Hunger Site, is able to make the donations due to advertising revenue, so the cost to you is completely free.

3. Make Free Click Donations at

Cost: Free is a UN-sponsored site similar to The Hunger Site, as it allows you to make free click donations. But the layout of the site doesn't make it quite as obvious. When you get to the homepage, look in the upper right-hand corner and click the orange button that says "Click to Feed a Child." Your click will generate an advertiser-sponsored donation that will provide one meal for a needy child. As of November 2007, the site had generated enough clicks to provide meals for over 1.3 million children.

4. Send a Letter to Congress

Cost: Free by email or 42 cents by mail

The United States has pledged to donate .7 percent of our annual income to help end world hunger, but unlike some of the 22 countries who have made this pledge, the US has yet to reach the goal or set a timeline for reaching it. You can help feed the hungry by sending a letter to your Congressional representative and asking him or her to honor our commitment. Learn more and find a sample letter at

5. Create a Web Page About Your Favorite Topic

Cost: free

What's your passion? Knitting? Car racing? Listening to music? Create a page about any topic at Squidoo and you can donate some or all of your profits to a charity of your choice, including those fighting hunger, such as Action Against Hunger and Heifer International. It's easy, fun, doesn't require any knowledge of HTML, and can turn your hobby into food for the hungry.

Tina Fey on World Hunger


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    • pinkdaisy profile image

      pinkdaisy 6 years ago from Canada

      This is an amazing hub! Voted up =)

    • clicketmaster profile image

      clicketmaster 8 years ago

      I really enjoyed your hub..We are doing our own part to fight hunger. stop by and say hello

    • belief713 profile image

      belief713 10 years ago from NJ

      i just discovered the goodsearch toolbar and will definitely be using that. I searched it here on hubpages and found you - thanks for all the other great tips on ways to help!

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      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      Good information here, I have set up several squidoo pages to help others.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB

      regards Zsuzsy

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      thecounterpunch 10 years ago

      The greatest way of helping hunger is to broaden the consciousness of the complete hypocrisis of world organizations pretending to fight poverty:

      When it will be done, maybe we will be able to really help these countries which would sustain themselves without any help !