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Today I want to take a minute to ask you to REALLY look at what is happening near you. If 1 in 5 children in America are hungry, this means that you probably know some of them.
You can be part of this solution… start talking about it. Start having a conversation. It is the next thing to breathing… eating.
When I was a teacher, I saw many of my little darlings coming into my classroom hungry. I knew that they hadn’t eaten since their lunch at school yesterday and I knew that they were not going to eat dinner that night, either. It was heart-breaking, but it was their reality.
Thankfully, we have programs to help, so today… in the spirit of the holidays, I am asking you to help. I am the mom to four children and to think of them being hungry just breaks my heart. To think of them going without food makes me tear up. To think of ANOTHER child being hungry right now is enough to make me DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Will you help, too?
16 million children are struggling with hunger right now– that’s the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined. Hunger’s youngest victims are often invisible in the United States, but the reality is, hunger in America has no boundaries – rural, urban and suburban – and with 1 in 5 children unaware where their next meal is coming from, one of these children could be your own neighbor or even your child’s best friend.
Just stop for one minute and think about this: If you Share A Meal today, will you still have more left for your family? Will you still have enough to eat dinner tonight? If the answer is yes, please Share a Meal by visiting Project Sunlight. “I #ShareAMeal because I still have more than enough.”
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