Among African-Americans and Latinos, it’s 1 in 3. According to dosomething.org, 40% of food is thrown out in the US each year, ($165 billion worth). All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans. September is National Hunger Action Month and I’m wondering, what are you going to do to help fight hunger? We live in the richest country in the world, why do we struggle to feed our citizens?
So what can you do to help?
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2) Do something! Many times we think of excuses not to do something. Either someone else will, I don’t have time, I don’t care, it’s not by problem, and the list goes on and on. Instead of making excuses, why don’t you be the person to step up and help? I don’t mean you have to quit your job or school and start a non-profit to feed the world. I mean make a donation (money or food) or volunteer time and help make someone else’s life a little bit better.
2.5) Below are links to people and places that are making a difference.
Ask a local grocery store or community business to start a food drive. I visited a Hy Vee Grocery Store yesterday that was collecting cans for the local food bank.
Package meals for a non-profit that will deliver the nutritious meals to people in need not only in local communities but around the world. Iowa State University is holding a Hunger Fight on September 30th thanks to various Iowa sponsor and Meals from the Heartland. We are looking for 400 volunteers, email email@example.com to sign up!
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen. This is the cheapest way to help your community and chances are they always need help. Look up a soup kitchen in your area and find out how you can help.
No matter how little the effort, I bet it will make a big difference is someone's life.