What SPAH Does:   

Pack Event

SPAH CanCreation Food Drive

SPAH Backpack Food Drive

Sauk Prairie Against Hunger - Feeding People Locally and Globally.  We work with the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry and the Sauk Prairie School District Locally and Feed My Starving Children for meals to aid Globally.  During our 3 day pack event there will be more than 1,500 volunteers giving more than 3,000 hours & packing more than 350,000 meals for world hunger & constructing CanCreation displays with more than 6,000lbs of non-perishable food for our local food pantry. This is a community wide festival that is fun and feeds so so many people at the same time. 

Facts on Hunger

  • Did you know that on average the world produces 2,700 calories per person per day & yet over 800 Million people are hungry right now.

  • 805 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number is down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990-92. FAO, 2014

  • One in every nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. FAO, 2014

  • Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. FAO, 2014

  • The vast majority of hungry people (791 million) live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is chronically undernourished. FAO, 2014

  • In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than one in four people remain chronically undernourished, while Asia, the world's most populous region, is also home to the majority of the hungry - 526 million people. FAO, 2014

  • Price and income swings can significantly affect the poor and hungry. When prices rise, consumers often shift to cheaper, less-nutritious foods, heightening the risks of micronutrient deficiencies and other forms of malnutrition, which can have long-term adverse effects on people’s health, development and productivity. FAO, 2014

  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year. The Lancet, 2013

  • One out of six children -- roughly 101 million -- in developing countries is underweight.UNICEF, 2013

  • One in four of the world's children are stunted -- an indicator of chronic malnutrition and calculated by comparing the height-for-age of a child with a reference population of well nourished and healthy children. In developing countries the proportion rises to one in three.UNICEF, 2013

  • 80 percent of the world's stunted children live in just 14 countries. UNICEF, 2013

Facts on School Feeding and Education

  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. WFP, 2012

  • In 2012, there were 57.2 million primary school-aged children not attending school. Of that total, 30.6 million were female. World Bank, 2014

  • One study showed that women's education contributed 43% of the reduction in child malnutrition over time, while food availability accounted for 26%. FAO, 2014

Maternal health and hunger

  • The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from pregnancy through age two, are critical. A proper diet in this period can protect children from the mental and physical stunting that can result from malnutrition. UN Inter‑agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2011

  • Malnourished mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight babies. Underweight babies are 20 percent more likely to die before the age of five. UNICEF, 2007

  • Around half of all pregnant women in developing countries are anemic. This causes approximately 110,000 deaths during childbirth each year. FAO, 2014