1. Do you have a refrigerator? Oh. Yeah, of course you do.
2. Do you have cabinets that have food in them? Yes? Why sure.
3. How about a pantry? Maybe yes, maybe no?
4. A deep freeze?
5. A second fridge in the garage or basement?
Alrighty then. Take a minute will you--to realize just how fortunate you are. And stop moaning about the economy for a minute too. Because if you still have even half of the above mentioned items--you're better off than most of the world.
One child dies every seven seconds from hunger related issues and over three-hundred million kids go to be hungry every night.
The dry beans in my pantry, the ones I hardly ever use because they're such a pain in the butt? I realized today how many families I could feed with those beans I've wanted to throw away. I know, this is reminiscent of our parents who yelled at us to eat our food because there were starving children in Ethiopia. But I'm starting to get it.
What can we do that won't be a guilt-ridden torture ride?
- Donate to Compassion's Global Food Crisis Fund ($13 feeds a child for a month--a month. Forget the pizza, eat leftovers, and donate the 13 bucks.) And not only does Compassion help feed people, they also help with seeds and agricultural tools to help families with food and income.
- Take up a special offering at church or within your Bible study group and donate to the fund.
- Sponsor a child. We do.
WHAT DOES THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS FUND DO?
- Provides food vouchers to children and families needing immediate relief.
- Provides seeds and agricultural tools so that families can grow their own food as well as earn extra income.
- Provides supplemental nutrition services at Compassion-assisted centers around the world.