As one component of our integrated program in Uganda, we enable small farmers to build community food banks, which ensure adequate food supplies during drought, famine, or a surge in food prices.
One out of every two Ugandans lives on less than a dollar a day, and a staggering one in five is malnourished. The majority of Uganda's poor are small farmers scattered in rural villages throughout the country. Their remote location makes their situation even more precarious. When droughts, inclimate weather, or high food prices cause food shortages, they are far from emergency food supplies. By enabling communities to manage their own food security, food banks prevent hunger and malnutrition
This project will enable a rural farming community to build, stock and maintain a food bank, thereby increasing their food security. The food bank will be located at community center, located in a cluster of remote villages in southern Uganda.
Food banks are located in multi-purpose community centers, or 'epicenters,' which are financially self-sustaining after 5 years. Microloans and small businesses enable epicenters to be self-reliant, operated by the community for years to come.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Hunger Project Website
The Hunger Project's work in Uganda
The Hunger Project at a Glance
The Hunger Project's 2008 Annual Report