Have You Ever Really Been Hungry?

Posted on 13 April 2010 Tuesday

See that over there?  ——————————————————————————->

That’s me trying to fight hunger with the Social Justice Challenge. I haven’t selected my book for April (suggestions gladly accepted) but I have found a few ways to address the issues. This little widget is kinda clunky, but it takes 5 activities to provide one meal. The activities are short and simple. Really.

I got this in an email from the Salvation Army. I don’t often think of them doing more than the red bucket at Christmas, but the provide a wide variety of social services in localities across the country. I got this following email and I just can’t say it much better than this:

You see, hunger — in the form of each hungry person — literally stops at the Salvation Army’s doors . . . in our own community and around the world, every day of every week of every month. It stops because The Salvation Army is a place of both physical and spiritual nourishment.

When a person is hungry, they can’t function, or concentrate or do well at anything. Imagine the damage it does to the job performance of hardworking parents . . . or a child’s ability to learn at school.

Yes, students go to school hungry everyday. Some are only able to eat when they go to school and stuff their pockets leaving the cafeteria so that they can  eat later.  We’ve seen and heard the stories for years. So, imagine what it’s like now. Give what you can. Do what you can. Share what you can. Click the button!  Because there but by the grace of God…

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After by Amy Efan

Good Enough by Paula Yoo

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