Funny I've wanted to but just haven't gotten around to it; yet I have gotten around to baking cakes and making time consuming dinners. Read below the post I once gain totally copied from Spencer's blog and seriously consider doing this, we can not sit back and enjoy our luxuries of a breakfast, lunch and dinner while mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, infants, homeless, jobless, working poor, our fellow humans go hungry and starve.
What can you do? What can I do?
Start by taking the challenge below.
On Wednesday March 11, 2009 Compassion International will be spreading the word through radio, TV, and blogs about the Global Food Crisis that is happening right now all over the world. This will be your chance to make a difference and join the fight against the global food crisis.
A friend of mine, Brock Gill, has a great challenge for all of us called The Rice Challenge. Here’s a little bit from his challenge…
on wednesday, i want you to take a cup of rice and live on that for a day. call it a fast if you want. i will put it this way, if you can live on a cup of rice for the day then you will have a glimpse of what it is like to walk in their shoes. you will gain some serious perspective. you will realize how blessed you actually are.
the money that you would have spent on food for the day can now be donated to feed people around the world. click here to donate. take the challenge and put your money where your mouth is. this is the rice challenge.
So… Please join Brock, myself and countless others in the fight against the Global Food Crisis…
Here’s a few stats just in case you need a little convincing.
One person in seven goes to bed hungry every day.
One-third of the world’s population is undernourished.
There are 25,000 starvation-related deaths each day.
Each night more than 300 million children go to bed hungry.
Every day, over 12,000 children (one every 7 seconds) die from hunger-related causes.
Approximately 146 million or 27 percent of children under age 5 in developing countries are underweight.
Nearly 17 percent of babies in developing countries are born with a low birth weight compared with only
7 percent of babies in industrialized countries.
More than 4.4 million children die from malnutrition each year.
Worldwide, 161 million preschool children suffer chronic malnutrition.
Sources: www.one.org, www.bread.org, www.unicef.org, www.who.int, www.unep.org
I'd love it if you'd leave a comment below if you take this challenge, or what you DO to help feed or support the hungry