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IWH Mission Statement

I WENT HUNGRY is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. Food is a human right. There are 25,000 people who die needlessly each day because they are denied this very right. The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign. If you can give up one meal or snack and donate that money, then you can give a child a school lunch for as little as 25 cents which will nourish their bodies and their minds; and You can declare I WENT HUNGRY! The Wailers are asking for your support. We invite our fans, fellow musicians, athletes, electricians, actors, artists, ceo’s, students, mothers, fathers, and all our brethren and sistren in declaring I WENT HUNGRY! This is something that we can all impact. This is a stage that everyone can perform on. There IS enough food in the world to feed EVERYONE! 100% of all donations are being given to the World Food Program (WFP) and directed towards the food crisis in Ethiopia. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency and the United Nations’ frontline agency for hunger solutions.


Date Donor Children Fed
12/29/08 (Slightly Stoopid) Summer 08 Tour 14,893
08/30/08 (Wailers) Alghero, Sardinia 228
08/26/08 (Wailers) Varazze Savona, Italy 156
08/24/08 (Wailers) Paglia, Italy 232
08/22/08 (Wailers) Tallin, Estonia 428
08/20/08 (Wailers) Stolckhom, Sweden 284
08/19/08 (Wailers) Oslo, Norway 580
08/11/08 (Wailers) Overland, Martha’s Vinyard Benefit 60,576
08/09/08 (Wailers) Vermont 704
08/08/08 (Wailers) Maine, Up North Festival 628
08/07/08 (Wailers) Nantucket 1,080
08/06/08 (Wailers) Nantucket 792
07/25/08 (Wailer) Bele Chere Fest Asheville, NC 584
07/24/08 (Wailers) Valarium Knoxville, TN 328
07/22/08 (Wailers) The Pit Nags Head, NC 352
07/20/08 (Wailers) ArtScape Fest Baltimore, MD 3,078
07/18/08 (Wailers) Lowell Summer Music Series Lowell, MA 1,259
07/17/08 (Wailers) OC Fair Costa Mesa, CA 1,164
07/14/08 (Wailers) Calgary 308
07/11/08 (Wailers) Vancouver Island Musicfest Courtenay, B.C. 44
07/10/08 (Wailers) Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR 2,048
07/07/08 (Wailers) Quebec City Intl Summerfest Quebec City, QB 56
07/06/08 (Wailers) Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, Ontario 400
07/05/08 (Wailers) Intl Jazz Fest Montreal, QB 76
07/04/08 (Wailers) Rothbury Festival Rothbury, MI 1,036
07/03/08 (Wailers) Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI 804
07/01/08 (Wailers) Columbus, OH 616
06/28/08 (Wailers) Bluebird, Bloomington, IN 558
06/27/08 (Wailers) Peoples Court, Des Moines, IA 608
06/26/08 (Wailers) Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL 636
06/25/08 (Wailers) Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MI 1,124
06/15/08 (Wailers) Birmingham, AL 2,740
06/13/08 (Wailers) Freebird, Jacksonville, FL 528
06/12/08 (Wailers) Headliners, Columbia, SC 460
06/10/08 (Wailers) House of Blues, Cleveland, OH 500
06/08/08 (Wailers) Loudon County, VA 5,456
06/07/08 (Wailers) Joey Harrison’s Surf Club, Ortly Beach, NJ 3,056
06/06/08 (Wailers) Norfolk, VA 2,184
06/04/08 (Wailers) Glen Allen, VA 1,264
06/03/08 (Wailers) BB Kings Blues Club, NYC 128
Wailers help feed hungry, what can you do?
Jan 27, 2010


I Went Hungry


I WENT HUNGRY is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. Food is a human right.

The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign.

We invite our fans, fellow musicians, athletes, electricians, actors, artists, CEO's, students, mothers, fathers, and all our brethren and sistren in declaring I WENT HUNGRY! This is something that we can all impact. This is a stage that everyone can perform on. There IS enough food in the world to feed EVERYONE! 100% of all donations are being given to the World Food Program (WFP).

Here is how YOU can help: WFP is calling for a billion global citizens who have enough food to eat to take action to help feed the billion people on the planet who go to bed hungry each night.


Fight world hunger


The Billion for a Billion campaign, the first ever global citizens' campaign to end hunger, is aimed especially at the billion internet users in the world. It is based on the idea that many people doing a little can shift mountains -- or, in this case, help eradicate hunger.

As well as donating, YOU can also help fight hunger by spreading the word, using the multiple tools available to web users today.

It could be as simple as posting the Billion for a Billion video on your Facebook page or tweeting to a friend the fact that a child dies every 6 seconds of hunger-related causes.

1. Click here to do a Facebook update
2. Click here to send out a Tweet to your friends
3. Click here to check out many more ways to help



Fight world hunger


Check out this video for more information:


WFP

Watch WFP on Letterman and Learn How You Can Help Haiti
Jan 22, 2010

Recently the Late Show with David Letterman featured spokesperson, Bettina Luescher of the World Food Programme (WFP). The following clip from the Late Show gives a brief background into the origin of WFP as well as the recent obstacles that have prevented the organization from being able to meet the increasing demand for food in over 70 different countries including Darfur, Somalia, Pakistan and the recently devastated Haiti.



I Went Hungry is a collaborative project with WFP that was started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. The I Went Hungry campaign encourages musicians, businesspeople, students and families around the world to give up one of their daily snacks or meals and instead declare I WENT HUNGRY and donate that money to feed someone else in need.

After the January 12th earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that took place in Haiti, the WFP and I Went Hungry are asking you to go hungry to benefit the people of Haiti. By clicking the image below, you will be redirected to the Friends of the World Food Programme website where you can donate to the direct relief fund for Haiti.

donate


To learn more about I Went Hungry and the World Food Programme please visit
iwenthungry.org, Wailers.com, and FriendsofWFP.org.

Thank You Slightly Stoopid, Haiti Relief
Jan 19, 2010

The Wailers & I Went Hungry are sending a huge THANK YOU to Slightly Stoopid for their contribution to the Haiti Relief of $5,000.

The band commented: "Slightly Stoopid was turned onto the World Food Program by The Wailers' I Went Hungry charity organization. In a crisis like the recent Haiti disaster, we are happy to be in the position to help those in need as well as trying to motivate our fan community to help. "

You too can make a donation today by visiting the World Food Program here.

One Love,
The Wailers

Slightly Stoopid


6,500 Informed of IWH

97,095 Children Fed from IWH Donations