I have spent over 35 years working with, and walking along side, the poor and hungry. I have seen some poor here in our country who expect help and who have been taught by our welfare system that they deserve whatever they can get. But these are a minority.
I have seen far more who struggle to climb out of poverty. This is especially true in other countries. Nothing is more heartbreaking than to watch a mother holding on to an infant dying of hunger. There is a pain in her eyes that time cannot erase.
The tragedy is compounded by knowing she has done everything in her power to keep that child alive. The poor are not lazy, not in my experience. In reality, they will do anything possible to escape the deadly trap of poverty, and that includes working far harder and longer than most of us do.
Working together, we have helped save the lives of millions. Ending hunger in our lifetime is a true possibility. Let’s push even harder to make this vision become a reality, Become an active member of the global movement for justice and food for all.
“If you can touch the world of beauty in the world of ugliness, then you can touch the world of suffering in the world of enlightenment. The world of enlightenment is within the world of suffering.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Every single one of us is important in the fight to end hunger in our lifetime. Nothing we do is too small to make a difference in the life of a hungry child.
Working together we can change the world. Be a part of the global movement to end hunger forever.