We believe that feeding the hungry when you have the resources to do so is the most obvious of all human obligations, and especially children. Hunger is the number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Good nutrition in the first several years of a child's life is critical and is especially important to establish a good foundation for a child's mental, physical, academic advancement and economic outlook. Children face the greatest challenges due to hunger and are therefore at the highest risk of facing extreme short-term and long-term consequences. Hunger will weaken the immune system and increases the risk of infection and disease. These effects have a much greater impact on a child and a hungry child can begin to suffer from chronic hunger, moderate malnutrition, sever malnutrition and severe malnutrition. These children that develop malnutrition can cause diseases that become deadly.