Today, I join others to help fight hunger in our world. I know for myself, I would feed my child before I fed myself if I only had a $1 to my name. In the past, I have give my dinner left overs to a homeless person as I was walking back to my car. Many think that children in the US do not go hungry, but they do.With the economy the way it is, I am sure that this number has soared into new heights.
Here are some facts from the Unite for Hunger website:
• Right now, more than 500 million people are living in "absolute poverty" and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year.
• World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the population is underfed and another third is starving.
• Even in the United States, 46 percent of African-American children and 49 percent of Latino children are considered chronically hungry.
I hope you will all join me in the fight against hunger. One way you can help is my visiting Heifer International website, read how you can help or organize an event. There are many ways to help: volunteer, organize an event or donate money.