WHEAT

Now Hiring! Retail Sales Associates for WHEAT’s Clothes Silo and Fair Trade Store

We’re on the hunt for dependable, friendly, hardworking and awesome people to join our team! We’re looking to hire two Sales Associates to work in our Retail Empowerment programs, The Clothes Silo and The Fair Trade Store.

Interested? You can apply online today.

Your role will involve creating positive experiences for our customers and clients while working with our team of volunteers and staff. We have shifts available from 9:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday thru Friday and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

We ask that applicants are available to work at least (two) Saturdays each month. You can find more details at https://HungerHurts.org/employment/

World Food Day 2020

TIME FOR ACTION.  A steady increase in hunger since 2014 together with rising obesity, clearly indicates the need to accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen food systems and protect people’s livelihoods.

A HUNGRY PLANET.  Over 2 billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. The global population is expected to reach almost 10 billion by 2050.

COVID-19 FUELS HUNGER.  Nearly 690 million people are hungry, up 10 million since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic could add between 83-132 million people to this number, depending on the economic growth scenario.

THE COST OF MALNUTRITION.  The impact of malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, as well as overweight and obesity – on the global economy is estimated at USD 3.5 trillion per year.

GROW, NOURISH, SUSTAIN.  Today only nine plant species account for 66% of total crop production, despite the fact that there are at least 30 000 edible plants. We need to grow a variety of food to nourish people and sustain the planet.

 

FAO.org

“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.” — Eli Khamarov

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of.”  — Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher