Today is World Food Day, a global movement to call attention to the issues of hunger. The day calls for everyday people to be a part of the solution and take action in your community and around the world. We can end hunger. It will take all of us. There is enough food grown on the planet to feed everyone but distributing it so that all are nourished is complex and fraught with difficulties.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations set aside this day in 1979 and has sponsored World Food Day ever since. According to recent statistics presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization, there are 925 million hungry people in the world. It’s estimated that 98 percent of all hungry people are children who live in developing countries.
The vision for World Food Day 2012 is all about individuals and small proprietors, organizations, churches or clubs, coming together to make a difference. It will take a lot to conquer world hunger but we believe there is exponential power in numbers.
In this great land, it is inexcusable that people go hungry. It is a problem that is growing. It is a problem we all need to think about and take action against. We need to remove the shame and stop judging and just focus on making sure that every American has a decent meal.
The White Dog Army asks you to join us...and the World...today as we consider how fortunate we are and how we can help those who are not so blessed.
Here is some food for thought:
P.S. Steve is finally feeling some relief; the problem now becomes one of keeping him from overdoing as he loses the reminder of pain to give things time. The WDA is continuing its great job of keeping dad in line and truly on the road to recovery!