Monday, June 30, 2014
A couple of days ago I saw the documentary "A Place at the Table". It is about hunger in America. It broke my heart and made me angry at the same time. There are so many people, including children (1 in 5 children are hungry every day) not knowing where their next meal is coming from. I sat and thought about all the money I spend on Dunkin', and pizza, and take out. And I thought about all the leftovers in my 'fridge that gets tossed after a few days. And I thought about how I have too much food every day! I'm disgusted with myself.
The problem is so complicated...and I know my having an abundance is not what is causing others to not have enough. It is about money, and people living on the edge of poverty. It is about nutritional education. It is about having fresh fruits and vegetables for young children so they are nourished and can learn. BUT, it's about not having money for fresh food because someone lives on the edge of poverty. I just can't stop thinking about the hungry children and families and here I am eating burgers and cream puffs! I plan to do SOMETHING to help. I'll let you know if I come up with any solution.