There is no doubt that food is pretty great. Food is sustenance, something to socialize around, a hobby. Not to mention, completely necessary for life. But, one in seven people will go to bed without having adequate food tonight. Hunger is the world’s number one health risk, which means that it kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined.
Thankfully, there is something that we can do that does all of these three things:
1. Raises your personal consciousness about world hunger
2. Raises awareness among your friends and family about world hunger
3. Frees up money to donate to hunger-related causes.
What is so awesome that it does all of these things? Participating in Hungry for a Day.
Basically, you spend a day without food. It sounds pretty awful, but you can figure out how much you spend each day on food, and donate that instead to a cause that feeds hungry people. For example, this month Hungry for a Day is asking people to donate money to buy groceries for women who have been sexually exploited that are in Wellspring Living‘s programs.
Are you going to do this? Do you think this would be effective?
Disclaimer: I have not done this as of the publication of this post. I think, however, that it is a wonderful idea and I am praying and thinking about the best time for me to go “hungry for a day”. I will post about my personal experience after I have one.
Disclaimer (part 2): If you have ever struggled with an eating disorder or severe body image issues , this is may not be a good way for you to change the world. This is not a weight loss technique, but a way to increase our personal conscience about hunger and poverty and donate money to a worthwhile cause