Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero Hunger






 SDG #2: Zero Hunger is part of the People group of SDG Goals

The Art 

To be determined. 


Local Impact

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

In 1984 Philabundance was founded by an idealist named Pamela Rainey Lawler who saw perfectly good food going to waste, and, at the same time, saw people going hungry. What started out as a small food rescue organization operating out of a Subaru, 30+ years later, is an innovative, impactful and collaborative organization distributing millions of pounds of food a year to those in need. Philabundance is a proud member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks leading the fight against hunger in the United States.   

To learn more about Philabundance, visit


Thanks To

GPA celebrates the involvement of sponsor and host Giant Foods. Congratulations to grant recipient Philabundance. 

This project is the second out of the 17 SDGs, and has become a goal that focuses on healthy lives and promoting well-being. The unveiling for SDG 2 is expected to take place on September 23rd on Hunger Action Day

About the sponsor:

Giant Foods has over 150 stores, all with a commitment to sustainability. Giant Foods is committed to developing a program that enables customers to shop based on personal preferences such as using less plastic, ensuring humane treatment of animals, finding products free from chemicals of concern and much more. Giant Foods aims to lead the industry in traceability and is focused on driving clear transparency in the supply chain.


Global Context

In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the food security situation, leading to approximately 150 million more people facing hunger than in 2019. Globally, nearly 2.3 billion people experienced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2021, with an increase of almost 350 million people since the start of the pandemic.
Sub-Saharan Africa witnessed the most concerning rise in food insecurity. Additionally, an estimated 22.3% of children under age 5 (148 million) were affected by stunting in 2022, while overweight and wasting affected 5.6% and 6.8% of children, respectively.
The global prevalence of overweight children has stagnated, posing a challenge to meet the 2030 target. The preservation of livestock and plant genetic resources has seen progress, but 71% of local livestock breeds are at risk of extinction. Investment in agriculture has been declining, and though agricultural export subsidies have decreased, there are still challenges in food price fluctuations, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and among least developed countries.


Source: United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, SDG#2 Zero Hunger

To learn more about SDG #2, please visit the United Nations' website