Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FEED THE NEED - Unite For Hunger And Hope

I am honored to be among the Bloggers ALL over the World that are United today in an effort to bring attention to the plague of world hunger & to recognize the amazing organizations like Heifer International that are confronting this issue head-on. I'm going to focus on a small corner of the world - a little place I call home - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - one of the richest coutries in the world and yet not exempt from the devastation of hunger - here are a few facts about U.S. hunger...
  • For the price of one U.S. missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years
  • In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children.
  • The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition among pregnant women. The U.S. ranks 23rd among industrial nations in infant mortality. African-American infants die at nearly twice the rate of white infants.
  • One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.

Please join the efforts that are being made everyday on behalf of the hungry in your local communities and reach beyond your homeland borders to help the Worlds Hungry Famlies by donating to groups like Heifer International

PLEASE SAY YES TO THE PROSPECT OF HOPE?

5 comments:

  1. What an eye opening post. We are volunteering in a food drive coming up soon for the local food share and we did the same during the holidays last year. It's heartbreaking the number of families in need of food - which so many take for granted. Thanks for bringing attention to this need.

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  2. A very "eye-opening" article. Thanks for the reminder...

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