For the past 43 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
- educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
- advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
- facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
- promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.