So far most of these three word posts have been…not all that serious. But when Fang Feng submitted a comment suggesting the words “children”, “hunger” and “nutrition” for a post on this International Children’s Day I realized it was time for a serious post about a serious issue. As difficult financial times continue in much of the United States and much of the world, hunger is a serious problem. So on this International Children’s Day, I appeal to you to take action to help children and adults who suffer from hunger.
I believe that the best way you can help is to help out right there in your local community. If you are not familiar with any food banks in your area, do a Google search for “food banks your city and state”. Contact a food bank in your community and ask them what they need most. Most food banks are happy to accept cash donations, and some welcome food donations, although many do not accept food donations. It may be that your local food bank is more in need of volunteers to help with collecting and distributing food that is donated by restaurants and grocery stores. If you can spare a few hours per week this can be a great way to contribute to the fight against hunger.
If you can’t find a nearby food bank you wish to support, you could instead make a contribution to Global Impact. Global Impact is a reputable organization which supports more than 60 reputable charities including CARE and Doctors Without Borders. By clicking the link above you will be taken to their donation page where you can donate by credit card. There is also information on where to send a paper check and a telephone number if you would prefer to speak to an agent to make your credit card donation. My sincerest thanks to each and every one of you who volunteers their time or treasure to help end hunger.