What would the world look like without Childhood hunger? That’s the question J.F. Gagnon and his wife Genevieve asked several years ago. The answer was obvious to them. The world would experience a burst of creativity that has never been seen before.
Most people in the United States don’t think about childhood hunger. But childhood hunger impacts the lives of 8,000 children in the United States every day. The government of the United States has programs in place to deal with childhood hunger, but those programs don’t reach the root of the problem. Childhood hunger continues to increase in the United States and around the world because the basic elements that can eradicate it are not addressed. J.F. and Genevieve Gagnon are in the process of addressing those core issues through their Lovaganza Foundation.
The Lovaganza Foundation is designed to unite non-profit organization around the world to eradicate childhood hunger. The goal is to eliminate hungry kids by 2035. The Gagnon’s have been developing a multi-tiered approach to childhood hunger for the last six years. Genevieve is producing what the Gagnon’s call a “Lovaganza Convoy.” The Lovaganza Convoy is a series of documentaries that will inspire and motivate people to participate in their Foundation in some way. Both of the Gagnon’s are seasoned entertainers so producing and directing films is what they do to pay the bills. But the films produced by the Lovaganza Convoy are designed to raise money not to spend it.
The question why two successful entertainers would get involved in one of the world’s most serious problems is easy to answer, according to J.F Gagnon. Gagnon believes childhood hunger can be eradicated if there is a concerted effort and enough money dedicated to the cause. Gagnon said childhood hunger could be eliminated by 2035 if the Lovaganza Foundation gets the support from the at least ten major organizations by 2020. If those organizations follow the Lovaganza goals of supplying clean water and enough food to every child that would be a start. And if proper shelter, and medical supplies along with the require vaccinations are provided, childhood hunger would begin to disappear. But Gagnon also said that children must be removed from warfare, child labor, and child marriages in order to meet the Lovaganza Foundation’s goal in 2035.
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