Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Cup Has Something To Give to Global Hunger

Whether your cup is half full or half empty, you have enough in your cup to share with the few with cups that are literally empty. If you are reading this post, you are likely in the top echelon of the world's most educated and most wealthy.
"1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat - more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union"
-- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Eradication of extreme hunger is actually feasible in the current century. The World Food Programme is spearheading this is a top priority and has made this their number one goal.
Women and children suffer the most; they're the ones left behind, the women must find a way to feed their children. Health, education, clothes and shoes all come secondary to a hungry stomach. All mothers want the best for their children, and if they can afford it they will gladly send their children to school. But the reality is that they may need their 10 year old to sell fried bananas on the street all day, just to make enough to buy enough to eat for that one day. Education can only help those who have food to eat, and are healthy enough to go. Clothes and shoes do help with immediate needs, but if a child has these things it means nothing on an empty stomach.
Fill the Cup is just one of the multi-faceted methods to address the humanitarian crisis that can be fixed. Collectively, with the resources of many, we can work our way towards ending hunger on a global scale. Won't you join this effort?

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