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A simple question deserves a simple answer

"We all know this world is extremely vast, but food is the one common attribute that connects every living creature in this world. Without food and proper nourishment, we would simply wither away like a flower without sunlight." Orlando Marrero.
Although the answer is simple, the problems that hunger creates throughout the world are very complex. It is said that over 1.2 billion people go without a meal every day. ( In America alone there are more than 6 million children who die each year due to the effects of malnourishment and hunger! (


These statistics are staggering!


Without this most basic need filled, the world's starving youth turn to crime in an effort to relieve the agony of hunger. Also, many young people living in the streets, worldwide will resort to sniffing glue, to suppress their hunger, an addiction that further damages a growing body.

It is this young population that TWK is concerned about. Most of these young people, are parentless and living a desperately tough life, without the joys of a loving family. The World's Kitchen provides a welcoming place where the youth are not just fed, but mentored and encouraged, that a better life is possible for them.


Our mission at The World's Kitchen is clear and as simple as the question, why food? Our goal is to feed and nourish the hungry youth with the simplicity of a single welcomed meal daily. At TWK, we know that it is impossible to nourish the soul and give hope to a desperate young person without first feeding the body and mind with food. Our efforts to provide a neighborhood kitchen are changing lives, restoring hope, and enabling young bodies to thrive and grow normally.


We have seen results! We know the impact of simple nourishment. For the team at TWK there is no question…..why …..only the act of giving… and our message of hope!

Maslow's pyramid of needs


Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation.


Abraham Maslow wrote in his 1943 paper, A Theory of Human Motivation, a strong statement outlining his argument that food is of the utmost importance to survival for the human species.


"For the most part, physiological needs are obvious - they are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met, the human body simply cannot continue to function.


Air, water, and food are metabolic requirements for survival in all animals, including humans."

why food

TWK is a non-profit organization bringing food to young people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund kitchens in areas of greatest need.


2011 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics


Hunger in America 2011


we can end poverty 2015



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