Tuesday, October 16, 2012
World Food Day.
I'm disappointed in myself. Somehow, a very important day, one that means a lot to me--well, I missed it. I could blame it on a sick girlie, a sick hubby, and even my own bleary head. (I will NOT succumb to their germs, I won't!)
Still, I missed it. And it's something we should all celebrate.
My passion is gardening--and helping people learn how to grow food. Still, so many people don't have the resources to grow a garden due to their living arrangements. So many thousands of children go to bed hungry, relying on school breakfasts and lunches, often as their only source of nutrition.
Our family is lucky. Our kids don't know hunger, unless they refuse to eat what's on the table. If they had known hunger, they wouldn't be picky eaters.
I don't have the answers to how we can change the system. I'm no politician. I wish I could feed every hungry person, but I know I can't. But together, we can start a conversation. Together, we can celebrate the people and organizations who work tirelessly to feed the hungry. Together, we can take small steps that might turn into something big.
And although I've almost missed World Food Day, I thought I'd share a few links to some of those amazing organizations who work to feed the hungry. I hope you'll check them out. These are just a few of my favorites.
World Food Day
Feed the Children
World Food Programme
Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard
Action Against Hunger
Will you share your favorties?
And between now and next year, let's think about a way we can work together to help feed hungry families on World Food Day 2013.