Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kids Deserve Food!

Have you ever been so hungry you're stomach growls and all you can think about it food? Have you ever claimed you're going to 'die of starvation!' I know I have. But the more I think about it, I've never actually felt true starvation and hunger to the point of malnutrition. But guess what? Millions of children and people in general don't have enough food. 19,000 children under the age of 5 years old die EVERY DAY due to malnutrition. That's 30 U.S. school's worth of kids dead every day.

It's crazy to think about. It's devastating that people go hungry when in our first world communities, we have food to waste. We have more than enough, and so many have nothing.

Malnutrition affects children in some of the worst ways possible. It can be the difference between them living or dying, receiving an education, and actually living out their intended purpose and not just struggling to survive.

Although famine is a serious issue, there is hope! Thanks to World Vision, we have the opportunity to provide kids with food, and underprivileged families with the tools and support they need to cultivate their own food through agriculture and farming. How awesome is that?

My school is taking part in WV's '30 Hr. Famine' project because we refuse to sit back while thousands of children and their families suffer on a daily basis to to this crisis. We're raising awareness and funds to help these people get the nutrition they so desperately need and deserve. At the end of the month, we're fasting for 30 hours to experience going without food as so many do.

Will you join us in making a difference for people that need our help? Real people that matter, God's children! If you'd like to make a donation, follow this link:
Every dollar counts, and $35 dollars provides a child with food for 1 whole month!

Share the link with friends and help us spread the word! We need all the help we can get! Making a difference is a group effort, right?

Also, will you pray for my school as we fast?! It's a challenge, but one worth taking!

A powerful video about the affects of the food crisis on a child. (Puts things into perspective!)

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