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SDG #2: Zero Hunger

GPA, GIANT and Philabundance unveiled the artwork of Philadelphia-based artist Branche Coverdale which highlights SDG 2: Zero Hunger at the BUDD Building in West Philadelphia in late May 2024. 


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Local Impact

Each mural project contains a grant awarded to a deserving organization doing related work.

Philabundance was founded in 1984 with the simple belief that no one should go hungry while healthy food goes to waste. Their mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger for good. To do this, they work with over 350 community partners to distribute food throughout nine counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey and are a proud member of the Feeding America network.

This grant is sponsored by GIANT Foods. 

Photo credit: Philabundance

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About the artist

Branche Coverdale is an artist based in Philadelphia. Originally from Yonkers, New York, Branche works in an expressive and playful manner inspired from silkscreen methods he acquired during his time at Rhode Island School of Design, seamlessly combining cartoons, pop culture, and his experiences in major cities in his playful and vibrant art. 

He is currently working as a full time illustrator as well as working in painting and fine arts.

Sponsor Details - The GIANT Company

GIANT is committed to simplifying shopping, inspiring fresh ideas and creating healthier communities to make your life a little simpler and better so you can get back to what matters most.

Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT is a proud company of Ahold Delhaize USA.

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Zero Hunger

Global Context

Goal 2 is about creating a world free of hunger by 2030.The global issue of hunger and food insecurity has shown an alarming increase since 2015, a trend exacerbated by a combination of factors including the pandemic, conflict, climate change, and deepening inequalities.

By 2022, approximately 735 million people – or 9.2% of the world’s population – found themselves in a state of chronic hunger – a staggering rise compared to 2019. This data underscores the severity of the situation, revealing a growing crisis.

In addition, an estimated 2.4 billion people faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022. This classification signifies their lack of access to sufficient nourishment. This number escalated by an alarming 391 million people compared to 2019.

The persistent surge in hunger and food insecurity, fueled by a complex interplay of factors, demands immediate attention and coordinated global efforts to alleviate this critical humanitarian challenge.

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