The bestselling author and life and business strategist Tony Robbins, who has worked with financial titan Paul Tudor Jones for decades and has interviewed some of the top business minds in the world (Carl Icahn, Warren Buffett, Charles Schwab, and Steve Forbes) is calling on everyone to join in his quest to end world hunger and food insecurity, in partnership with Feeding America. “Because Covid shut down travel to Africa and the war in Ukraine restricted grain exports, we’re having the biggest food crisis we’ve seen in our lifetimes,” explains Robbins.
Robbins is once again partnering with Feeding America on the 1 Billion Meals Challenge, the multi-year goal of helping to provide 1 billion meals to people who are experiencing food insecurity. Eight years into the 10-year campaign, Robbins and Feeding America say they “are well ahead of schedule,” having already helped provide 914 million meals to people who are facing hunger across the country. “This year the 1 Billion Meals Challenge surpassed an incredible milestone: 900 million meals for neighbors living with hunger,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “We are so grateful to Tony and all who joined in to achieve this level of contribution. In Tony, what could be—and should be—comes to life. His vision and leadership in the cause of hunger relief do more than inspire; they plant seeds in others who take up the challenge to perform life-changing and life-sustaining acts of kindness.”
In the United States alone, nearly 34 million people, including more than 9 million children, are food insecure. “I know that those are more than startling statistics—those numbers are human beings suffering—and I came from one of those families. Tragically, the number of severely food insecure people remains unacceptable, having only grown since before the pandemic despite more than enough food existing to feed everyone on the planet. Human beings should not needlessly go hungry. Collectively we must get food to people who need it and do not have the means to secure it for themselves or their families.”