Do you know what it’s like to be hungry? Really hungry?
I’m not talking about when you get home from work and raid the pantry because you’re “starving” and can’t wait for dinner.
Nope. I’m talking about real hunger. I’m talking about going to bed at night without having anything to eat. I’m talking about not knowing where your next meal is coming from or how you are going to provide food to feed your children.
I’m fortunate that I am not in that situation. I’ve never truly been in that situation. But, it is something that tugs at my heart strings… It tugs hard, and it always has. Since having my daughter, though, I find myself thinking about it more and more.
What if I didn’t have food for her? What if she had to go to bed hungry at night?
Poor nutrition causes nearly half of the deaths in children under 5 years old – 3.1 million children every year.
It breaks my heart to think about it… And, it breaks my heart that there are mothers and fathers out there who are living with that reality every day. They are people just like me who have just been dealt a slightly different hand in life. Continue Reading