Posts filed under:Hunger

Blessing Box: Addressing hunger in America

Take what you need, if you need, is the inspiration behind the “Blessing Box.” The idea is simple: people donate non-perishable, essential items, and place them inside the box so people in need can take what they need and leave what they […]

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Pasta Power: Chef Bruno’s Caterina’s Club Feeds Children

As a philanthropist chef, Bruno Serato has given much to his community. Through his Caterina’s Club (named after his mother), whose mission is: “To provide every child the resources, love, and encouragement they need to be healthy, safe, and educated.” […]

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Hunger Stops Here!

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.

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Hunger and Food Insecurity – August 2012

Of the 925 million in this world who live with food insecurity every day, 528 million of them live in the Asia and Pacific regions. Think about that number it is over 50% of those who deal with hunger on a daily basis. That is 339 million more than sub-Sahara Africa.

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Hunger & food Insecurity in Asia & Pacific

I recently read a piece put out byUpali Wickramasinghe, the Regional Advisor on Poverty Reduction and Food Security (CAPSA-ESCAP) in which it was articulated of the 925 million in this world who live with food insecurity every day, 528 million […]

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Hunger is just plain ugly

This week I viewed a video (see below) surrounding the famine in eastern Africa and the millions of souls who are literally starving before the worlds eyes, a midst the lawlessness of Somalia and environs. The world’s response as been tepid at best, and in my opinion disgraceful. Aid and sufficient military presence to protect those bringing the aid and those receiving the aid should be pouring into the environs, but instead we see donated supplies backing up at ports and depots and not moving to the areas of need. So what happens? Those who need the aid start migrating toward where they believe food and water are present. They journey for days and weeks often times leaving family members dead on the road toward relief. This needs to change.

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National Hunger Awareness Day

National Hunger Awareness Day came and went on 7 June 2011. Reflect back, did you do anything different that day? Many didn’t, some did. Let me highlight the efforts of some who came to may attention:

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Hunger – Their bowls are still empty

You can sit and watch the tragedy of hunger in the United States continue, or you can do something. I thank you for your action, your community thanks you for your action and those who will have a meal in their bowl and on their table due to your action thank you.

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Hunger – Kind Acts

So often when we speak of hunger in the world, and specifically in the United States it occurs from a distance and in an impersonal manner, until it gets personal. Getting personal can occur when someone you know or someone you love finds themselves debating whether food is something which should be purchased today. Think about that for a minute. If you’ve never had such a thought, where will the food come for my or my family’s next meal, count yourself amongst the fortunate, but more than 50 million in the United States have such thoughts daily; more than 900,000,000 persons in this world we share have those thoughts daily. Please ask yourself, is it possible that the United States (the land of plenty) can have 1/20th of the world’s hungry within it’s population? Then, please ask yourself, what can I do.

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Hunger: Together the US and Brazil can make a difference

Kudos to President Obama of the United States and President Dilma Vana Rousseff of Brazil for their discussion of jointly addressing global food security issues during President Obama’s recent visit to Brazil. As my readers know, I am a strong advocate of eradicating hunger in a world where abundance of food is a reality and the issues lay within the ability to distribute…

While lacking visibiilty into the discussions in Brazil which occurred, I am hopeful that President Rousseff highlighted the initiative of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, (her hometown) where the municipality has outlawed hunger, rendering it illegal – successfully (see my piece, Hunger Should be Illegal). This model needs to be replicated and replicated widely.

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No Kid Hungry

…nearly 17 million children in America—that’s almost one in four—face hunger. And it’s likely that these children will endure lifelong consequences as a result of having limited access to nutritious foods. In fact, they’re more likely to suffer…

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Let Us Give Thanks…

Let us give thanks 85 percent of the households in the United States are food secure Let us give thanks our family is not amongst the remaining 15 percent, which equates to more than 50+ million persons who are food […]

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The Connection: Hunger & Sex Trafficking of Children

Were you aware that hunger, food insecurity is one of the root causes of individuals finding themselves victimized by Human Traffickers?  You might be asking yourself how is this possible.  In urban and rural situations both within the United States and […]

Hunger: When crime raises its ugly head, others go hungry.

Yesterday I learned that the number of individuals in the United States who are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka Food Stamps) assistance has grown by 14% and now has reached ~41 million persons, not surprising given ~43 million […]

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BackPack Programs

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.

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Hunger: 1 in 6 Hunger; 1 in 7 Struggle

The United States census bureau recently released the statistics on poverty.  The numbers indicated 1 in 7 Americans are living below the poverty line. When you say it that way it doesn’t sound so bad does it, just 1 in 7.  Maybe […]

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Hunger: The World’s Largest Tragedy and Scandal

How long would it take you to count to 925 million aloud?  More than your lifetime.  Count to 60 for me.  In the time it took you to count to 60, ten children died due to undernourishment.  I’ve written that Hunger Should […]

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Hunger: Let’s Put a Meal on the Table

Today is the 14th, one day shy of mid-month of Hunger Action Month, where if we (that is you and I) give a little we feed a lot.  Just exactly how little. In my #VFD2010 (Virtual Food Drive 2010) your […]

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