The mission of the Children’s Nutrition Fund (CNF) is to provide food and education for children who would otherwise have to go without in Central-Eastern Europe. Firstly in Hungary, and eventually within the entire region.
In Hungary alone over 40,000 children starve on the weekends and half a million children live in poverty. The deterioration of financial conditions is highlighted by the data collected by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. According to the data published in 2013, last year the real disposable income decreased by 3,7%. Due to the present Hungarian status quo this means an exponentially reduced living quality of children living in large families.
According to the report of the Hungarian UNICEF Child Welfare Committee the international deprivation index states that every other Hungarian child is deemed deprived. Children are regarded as such if they do not receive food at least three times a day, do not have new clothes, never get to go on holiday, or for whom there is no place to study in their home.
From among the EU Member States the situation is only worse in Romania and Bulgaria.