There is a great post over at Compassion's blog right now. It's about the Global Food Initiative and joining the fight against global food crisis. The global food crisis is one that I blog about most. Sponsoring a child is the most effective way of helping these hungry children and their families, but if you feel that you cannot commit to the once a month cost of $32.00-please, consider giving to the food crisis fund.
I encourage you to go over and read the post and even visit the Global Food Initiative website. It has lots of great valuable information and tips on how you can make a difference.
Here is a little sample of what the post today is saying....
"Under the burden of the global food crisis, the hungry are more hungry, poverty is more overwhelming. The need for food is more desperate, and the word falling from every hungry mouth, I imagine, is, “Please.”"
So they have asked us in putting out our hands and asking "Please". "Please" for the 854 MILLION people across the world who are hungry. "Please" for the 16,000 children who die EVERY DAY from hunger-related causes. That amounts to one child every 5 seconds.
For me, what pains my heart the most, is thinking of a helpless child having to say "Please" for food. They shouldn't be working for food. They shouldn't be sold or have to sell themselves as sex slaves for food. They shouldn't have to beg for food.
My daughter means the world to me and I couldn't imagine her having to put out her hands and say "Please" for a even a crumb of food.
Just take a moment to imagine......
Be disgusted. Be angry. Cry. Weep.
Do what you need to do to be THE change that each of these children and their families need.