Food 4 Kids

Food 4 Kids

Tackling world hunger, one child at a time

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Key Facts

How hunger affects children

1 in 6 children in developing countries are malnourished

66 million school children in the world go to school hungry

20 million children suffer from severe malnutrition


What is Food 4 Kids?

Providing our children with nutritious meals to sustain their physical and mental development is not only an important part of our responsibility as parents, but also a source of pleasure the whole family looks forward to.

But for ten of millions of disadvantaged children around the world, life is not so rosy. Without access to nutritional food, a child dies every ten seconds from hunger-related diseases. Yet with simple interventions such as the provision of healthy meals, nutritional supplements and treatment against infections, many lives can be saved.

Through our Food 4 Kids program, we provide daily meals, vitamin supplements and medical check-ups to young children in Niger, Mali, Sudan and Pakistan providing them with the nutrition they need to stay strong and healthy.

Raising awareness about the dangers of poor nutrition and its impact on child development is also a big part of the program. To this end, we train healthcare workers and teachers to recognize and treat malnutrition. With your generous support, we can reach many more children and save many more little lives.

The Dangers of Malnutrition

At Muslim Hands we know that the long term effects of hunger run deep and can cripple whole communities. Endemic malnutrition leads to poor health and increased school drop-out rates. This in turn leads to continued poverty and the vicious cycle continues from one generation to the next.

Muslim Hands Paediatric Consultant Dr D Emmanuel, writes in a recent article:

'If you improve nutrition, you improve a child's ability to focus and achieve well in class and improve the future prospects of an entire family. 

If a family has strong, healthy working individuals, you have rehabilitated an entire community. ?In this way, the chain of poverty and ill health is broken'.

With at least 20 million children around the world suffering from acute malnutrition, the importance of providing young people with access to nutritious food and basic healthcare is unquestionable.

Every child has the right to go to school, spend time with their family and play with their friends, without the ever present shadow of hunger looming over them.  


Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. A separate and independent entity was incorporated in Canada in October 2015 and there is a pending application for registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty