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Global Food Crisis…

March 10, 2009

Fight Hunger with Compassion

Did you know that there was a “silent tsunami” affecting millions of families around the world? Did you know that millions of people are hungry right now with no prospects for a solution or knowledge of where their next meal is coming from? My poor daughter made the mistake yesterday of asking me how long it would be until dinner because she was starving to death. I quickly set her straight…

In many countries in the developing world the cost of food staples has roughly doubled while the average daily wage has not increased significantly. Think about that for a moment…what if your weekly trip to the grocery store doubled in price? Would you be able to feed your family? What if a loaf of bread cost you roughly a day’s wages?

Fortunately for us we live in a country that has resources available  so that many people will never face the issue of true hunger. Kids get free meals in school, food pantries serve families, shelters feed the homeless. There is no question that there are those in our country who don’t have enough….but very  few people in the USA are actually starving because of a lack of resources.

Around the world there ARE millions of people who simply don’t have access to adequate food to feed their families.  There are roughly 25,000 starvation related deaths world wide every day. Deaths that are preventable!  This global food crisis is more rapid, urgent and devastating than any other in the history of our planet.

In the 21st century, with all the resources at our disposal there is no reason for people to die for lack of food! Compassion International has created the Global Food Initiative to combat this injustice.

March 11, 2009 is Compassion Global Food Crisis day. Compassion is raising money to combat hunger all over the world though awareness and partnership with radio, media, churches and bloggers to spread the word.

Would you consider a donation to fight hunger? If you can’t donate would you consider spreading the word? A little bit of sacrifice on our part can have a HUGE impact on the lives of others all over the world.

To read more about the food crisis you can click on this hunger facts sheet or visit Compassion’s Food Crisis Day page. You can read what other bloggers are saying about this on Compassion’s Blogger Page.

To make a donation you can click on the banner below…I did.

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