This weekend, one of the charitable groups which I actively and financially support, Northwest Harvest, teamed with King5 TV in a “Home Team Harvest” campaign to raise through donations of both food and money to provide for 3 million meals to those in need in Washington. /* */Tags: food insecure, food insecurity, Home Team harvest, hunger, King5, Northwest Harvest, united states, Washington StateHunger, News
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On this Black Friday, the Friday where we have 1 in 6 food-insecure, let us get our collective acts together and spend some of that Retail Therapy energy on hunger in America. /* */
In the United States there are programs within the public school systems to assist children with reduced resources to be able to have a light meal cum snack before school and a reduced price lunch during school. When the child goes home, they eat what is placed on the table which if they are fortunate their parent/guardian will prepare, but as often as not, they themselves must prepare. What if there isn’t any food at home? The child goes hungry? Not if there is a Backpack Program. /* */Tags: #VFD2010, breakfast, education, family, Feeding America, food, food drive, food insecurity, fundrasing, hunger, Northwest Harvest, parentsHunger, News
This morning I read an extraordinarily uplifting piece about the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They have declared hunger to be illegal. I shalln’t recap the entire article (see link below), but allow me to highlight some of details with hopes that those reading can take the data and emulate in their own villages, towns and cities. In 1993, the city of 2.5 million had 275,000 in absolute poverty and 20% of the children suffering hunger. Fast forward to 2010, hunger is virtually non-existent and only 2% (two percent) of the city’s budget was used to achieve this result – how much was two percent, 2 million dollars – less than a dollar per constituent. /* */