Is this just another hunger and relief program?

Immediately working to solve hunger is the necessary part of any program. But hunger alleviation alone can lead to dependence. FRB programs are designed to be up to 25% hunger relief if needed in an emergency, and 75% - 100% food security. 

What is "food security?" As described by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food security exists "when all people, at all times, have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life." Important components of food security include:

• Availability: Sufficient quantities of appropriate and necessary foods are available to all people at all times. 

• Access: Individuals have the capacity and opportunity to access food to adequately meet their daily dietary needs.

• Utilization: Individuals are consuming adequate quantities of nutritionally balanced food in ways that allow them to achieve good health.

• Environment: Individuals practice responsible stewardship of physical and knowledge resources in meeting food security.

• Resiliency:  Capacity of individuals, households, and communities to cope with risks and/or vulnerabilities.