Thursday, December 1, 2011

How long can the inequity last?

While we sit and debate whether or not to bite into that last piece of chocolate, there are people dying of hunger. Not people going hungry- missing a few meals, eating barely enough to sustain themselves- but people actually dying because their body no longer can sustain itself.
People in the Horn of Africa, people in Somalia, people on the street two miles from where you live.
At the same time, there is wastage. Uneaten food dumped in the garbage bin, food allowed to go bad in the refrigerator, meals ordered and left unconsumed.
How long can this inequity last?

In case you want to make a donation, every little bit helps- even a donation of $ 5 will help keep a child alive - FIGHT HUNGER! 


Jen Chandler said...

Hello Rayna,
It's been a long time since I was able to stop by. This is a sad but beautiful (and needed) post. I've been thinking a lot lately how I can feed people, people in my community and around the world. Thanks for fanning that flame :D

Erin Beyko said...

I've been thinking along a similar vein recently, my husband and I usually do a christmas hamper drive at his work. This year with three family members in hospital we simply don't have the time and it's breaking my heart that no one else is willing to step up and do it for just this one year. I don't understand how they can all simply ignore it.

Chuck said...

This is the ultimate man's inhumanity to man. We all could do just that one little bit more to save a life. It is the only reason I even buy a lottery ticket from time to time.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Oh, how right you are!! So many restaurants and shops dump away untold amounts of food. And yet children don't get the basic nutrition they need. Just one decision can help, and I appreciate your reminder of that.

SueAnn said...

It is so horrifying to know this. We can all make a difference. Start somewhere...anywhere. Hunger is in every corner of the world


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