Did you know that June 5th is National Hunger Awareness Day in the U.S.?
I thought while dieting I could relate to those who suffer hunger pangs. However, I found the actual statistics very difficult to wrap my mind around. The extent of the issue of poverty in the U.S. and even in our own back yards is shocking and devestating.
What can we do on June 5th to be more aware and make a difference?
1. Look up the statistics at http://www.secondharvest.org/learn_about_hunger/ They're staggering.
2. The national allotment for a one person household in the Food Stamps program is $155 per month or an average of $5.15 per day (less than $1.72 per meal for three meals a day). Try to meet this budget for one day and donate the rest of what you would have eaten/spent to a local food bank.
3. Visit the Hunger Site online (www.hungersite.com)and click the link to donate a cup of food to those going without today. In fact, sign up for the daily reminder to do this every day. Or shop for Graduation or Father's Day gifts from their catalog to support their mission. Or just buy something nice for yourself.
4. Donate food, donate funds, donate time.
5. Spread the word. The hunger site provides free e-cards to send to everyone in your address book.
Together we can make a difference.
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life. ~ Cyril Connolly
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