Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Are You Hungry?

If you are hungry, you are not alone.

More than 850 million people in the world are hungry, too. About six million children die from a hunger-related cause every year. Even in the U.S. where we seem to be chubby, more than 12 million children live in households without enough food. Bread for the World has all types of food facts along with suggestions to take action. They are seeking justice and ending hunger, ambitious goals.

Today is World Food Day. Click on the map for a larger version presented by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Select the animated map that shows how the hunger pattern changes over the years.

The United States Congress is also taking steps to address world hunger. The House passed the Global Poverty Act in September and now it's in the Senate.

If that doesn't work, we can start a local food drive. There are plenty of kids, and maybe some adults, who would be glad to contribute their vegetables and maybe even liver.

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