According to statistics from the Food and Agricultural Organization, in the US, the number of malnourished people might rise to two billion individuals by 2050. Herbalife Nutrition’s Nutrition for Zero Hunger Initiative was launched to tackle such issues throughout the globe. This initiative will work closely with other organizations globally. The main focus will be on ensuring that people have access to healthy foods while ensuring sustainable access to necessities, such as food. Also, nutrition education will be availed to vulnerable individuals globally.
Hunger is among the most critical aspects of food insecurity—when people are unable to access to nutritious foods. Because of COVID-19, food insecurity has become prevalent. Food insecurity is also among the leading causes of hunger globally. Other disasters that can leave people without food include floods, hurricanes, conflicts, and earthquakes.
Herbalife Nutrition is committed to helping ensure that the affected people have food while also providing them with the support they need. During these trying times, Herbalife’s Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative has issued a $1 million pledge to support the Emergency Relief Fund to provide food and also other forms of support.
Disasters can affect any community. When food supplies are displaced, many people will not have access to food. For instance, when Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in 2018, more than 10,000 families were left without permanent housing or easy access to meals.
Herbalife Nutrition’s independent distributors have also risen to the occasion. They have pledged their support toward helping the affected individuals within the community. The independent distributors have showcased that they are willing to help others in their time of need.
Helping People Recover from the Hurricane
Independent Herbalife Nutrition distributors own and operate a nutrition club in Kinston, North Carolina, a region that never lost electricity when Hurricane Florence hit. After the storm passed, these distributors opened the nutrition club to all the individuals who wanted to recharge their phones to get in touch with their loved ones. People could also take a shower at the nutrition club. Since some people did not have food, these distributors partnered with a local church to issue healthy protein snacks to the affected individuals.
The nutrition club has enabled these independent Herbalife Nutrition small business owners to create meaningful relationships with different individuals in the community. People in the area also know they can approach the nutrition club in case they need any form of assistance.