HOPE thinks about hunger differently. In many ways, the phrase “world hunger” has become a lexicon for some uniform, widespread problem of a collective poor. This line of thought is reductive, and the challenge of feeding the world calls for more than a stereotype of charity.

Hunger does not belong to the other. Hunger and food insecurity plague millions of people from all far-reaching corners of the globe. While the ultimate problem may look the same from the outside, every community is different. No solution can be considered universal, because every situation is unique. Furthermore, people affected by hunger are smart and capable, and deserve to be treated as such.

We believe that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. Ecolonomics is all about developing ecologically sound methods of food production using smart economics business models. That is, we want to help people live sustainably in both a nutritional and financial sense. When we talk about helping others, we mean empowering them rather than entitling them. Knowledge is the greatest tool we can put in their arsenal.

HOPE is about working together to create a world where people are healthy, and no one goes to bed hungry.

We know, it’s a tall order. Its outrageous, idealistic even. But we can’t ever stop trying.

It starts right here, with a bit of hope. It starts with you.

Every success story starts with an initiative- an idea, committed volunteers, and resources. However, planting the seed is not enough. A seedling has all the potential to grow, yet it is unlikely to thrive without the proper attention.


Real change, a lasting and sustainable difference, requires time and continuing action. Steady nurturing and growth requires long-term volunteers within the community, empowering through example and teaching until the community takes full ownership of the project.

Only once a solid foundation has been established can a project hope to become a working system that feeds people. The work we do together is not complete until a system that is both effective and ecolonomic takes root as a fully integrated part of the community it benefits.