About one billion people in the world face hunger or undernourishment. To put it in perspective, that's more people than the total populations of the U.S., Canada and the European Union combined.
The statistics on hunger are staggering no matter how you look at them. With the global population on track to hit seven billion by the end of the year, the problem seems even more imminent.
So, what's to be done? Giving the hungry the means to obtain the food they need is the ultimate donation. You can give a man a fish to eat today, as the adage goes, or you can teach him to fish to eat for a lifetime. Here are seven ways you can get involved and empower the hungry to help themselves.