Every 3 Seconds

About the Campaign

It is a widely held misconception that hunger and extreme poverty will always be with us. The cost of these misperceptions is one life every three seconds—meaning 30,000 die needlessly every day. Every Three Seconds is a documentary that looks at five seemingly ordinary people who take extraordinary action in their communities. 

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Every 3 Seconds: It is Time

'Every 3 Seconds' PSA Shows That Great Change Can Be Created in the 86,400 Seconds That Make Up a Day

We lose 30,000 people (mostly kids) every day to hunger and extreme poverty, one every three seconds, but the fact is we can stand up to these age-old challenges.

Documentary Trailer

In a Society Where Materialism Reigns, What Is the Real Secret to Happiness?

In a society where materialism reigns, what is the real secret to happiness? 

Every Three Seconds tells the inspirational stories of five regular folks—a boy, a college student, a 30-something, and two seniors—whose lives went from ordinary to extraordinary based on one simple decision: to engage. Each chose action over apathy, and in the process, each one has had a significant and lasting impact on two of the most challenging yet solvable issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty.