Giving Partners Highlight: The very real hunger problem in America.

by Des Devv on November 21, 2019

In scripture, it says “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” Matthew 25:35 

Currently, nearly 40 million people in the United States go to bed hungry every single day. If you go to sleep with a full belly, you’re one of the most fortunate people on Earth. These could be our neighbors, our classmates, family members, and even fellow members of our own church! With the number of people and businesses that waste food, we could probably feed every single hungry mouth on Earth, not just the United States. Here are some shocking facts:

Over 1/3 of all food produced globally goes to waste.

All the world’s nearly one billion hungry people could be fed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK, and Europe.

2.3 billion people are joining the planet by 2050 – this will require a 60-70% increase in global food production. Or we can just stop throwing away our food!

Source: Wrap.org

As Christians, and human beings we have to all share the burden of these shocking facts. We all are responsible for this, and with everyone’s effort, we can turn the tide against this one day. Knowing this, there’s still a myth that hunger is all going on in other parts of the world but not outside of our own doors. Back to the fact up top, more than 40 million people go hungry every day in the United States. That’s more people than the entire population of Canada. And it means that across our nation, people simply can’t make ends meet. High housing costs, rising food prices, and unexpected expenses have left millions unable to stretch their dollars far enough. Sometimes they can put a warm meal on the table after a long day—and sometimes they go to bed hungry.

One of our giving partners is FeedingAmerica.org. They do an incredible job at addressing these issues and provide millions of meals every day. Still, think you alone can’t make a difference? Well keep this in mind, Individual actions add up to make a significant impact. There are many ways you can help Feeding America fight hunger. After all, the compassion of supporters and volunteers like you enables the Feeding America network to feed millions of people every year across the United States. But there is still much more work to be done!! We’ve partnered with their mission. With every single purchase, you’ll be able to select Feeding America’s cause (Feeding The Hungry) from our list of causes to support. We know this may be small, but the collective unity of all of Feeding America’s supporters and ours, we can make a difference to someone. At the end of the month, we donate a percentage of our profits towards these causes.

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have worked.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:14-18 

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