All The Little Children Of The WorldHave you ever stopped to think about how much of our American culture revolves around food? We go out for lunch with our co-workers. We gather around the family table for a nice meal in the evening. We invite our friends to our homes for BBQ’s. We have many people into our homes to have a very elaborate meal for the holidays. We don’t even need a reason to host a picnic. So much of our day to day life revolves around food, but what happens when we can no longer afford to do these things?
Right now many of our families are going hungry. I read somewhere that approximately 13% of the US population lives in poverty, which the last time I read was set at a net income of $11,170 annual salary for one person, and then basically $4,000 more for each person in the home. In early March, the former Today Show weather man urged Americans to act quickly. He reported that one in four children go to bed each night hungry; that is a lot of hungry mouths that aren’t eating. My heart goes out to those persons, especially the children that live in these conditions. It really does break my heart to see the children from all over the world going hungry but it makes it doubly hard to see the children in our own cities and towns- that makes it really hit home. I wish I could feed all the little children of the world, but I will start in my own little part of the world first.
fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 Jul 24, 2012