Hunger is no longer viewed as something endemic that will take decades to address through long-term economic growth and “development,” but as a problem that can be actually solved quickly if adequate responses are put in place.
A-MEN! Discovered while reading through this report at work, I appreciate the authors’ analysis of certain responses to this problem. However, a statement like this irks me. We have the ability in the world to end hunger. When will we have the will?
Let’s do something.
Willing the Will: A call to action. : I encourage you all to do at least one of these in the next week. Let us know how it goes by commenting!
- Advocate: Write to your congress person about the Farm Bill, SNAP benefits, or general food policy.
- Give: Donate food to a local pantry. For inspiration, visit Generous Savings.
- Share: Donate your abundance from your garden or CSA to a pantry, check out Ample Harvest.
- Educate: Learn more, by reading the above report, or following a few great blogs, such as: Food Politics, Mark Bittman ,Meatless Monday, Michael Pollan, or Politics of the Plate .
- Remember: Honor others by your actions- be it at grace, in fasting, in mediation, or in your daily encounters with others. Avoid ignorance and choose to be in solidarity.
There are solutions. Let this be the moment, now.