The Kovic Foundation took root after the 3 founding brothers returned from an expedition in Europe. There, we realized that malnutrition is a global problem, every country in the world is aﬀected by some form of malnutrition but we also saw how gastronomy can be an agent for social change. Around the globe, food is more than just a nutritional need, preparing and sharing food with loved ones is a powerful way of preserving cultural identities and connect to our heritage. Remember the casserole your grandmother used to make for Thanksgiving? Something so simple can mean so much.
Once returning to the United States of America, inspired by the richness of diverse food traditions and guided by the idea of a world where each and every citizen have access to healthy and sustainable food we decided to start The Kovic Foundation, so we could take part on this fundamental ﬁght for equal opportunities and transform lives through better nutrition.
Today’s youth face the daily obstacle of securing their humanity through the provisions of food and education. The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The United Nations Special Report states the “right to adequate food is a human right, inherent to all people, to have regular, permanent and unrestricted access, whether directly or by means of ﬁnancial purchases, to quantitatively and qualitatively adequate and suﬃcient food corresponding to the cultural traditions of people to which the consumer belongs, and which ensures a physical and mental, individual and a collective fulﬁlling and digniﬁed life free of fear.”
It is the mission, duty and purpose of the Kovic Foundation to address, educate, coordinate and provide aid and relief in order to eradicate chronic malnutrition and hunger on local and global levels. The Kovic Foundation will provide services within the scope of the foundation’s Articles of Incorporation and believes that it is our duty to be available in times when we are capable of fulﬁlling one of the most important, yet basic, human needs for ordinary people in these times of extraordinary tribulation. The Kovic Foundation believes that the right to adequate food is realized when every child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access to adequate food or means for its procurement.