Celebrating World Food Day!

Tug of Faith

By Kristen Johnson

Today we celebrate World Food Day – a day to take action against hunger. In our world of plenty, no one should live with hunger. However, nearly 5 million children die each year from malnutrition-related causes and 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished. Even in the U.S., 1 in 7 Americans (14.3%!) do not have enough to eat. (World Food Day USA).

What can we do personally to fight hunger? We can reduce our own food waste and buy local when possible. We can serve in food banks. We can work to promote legislation that fights to serve the poor in our country and worldwide. Most importantly, we can serve with love.

When looking to serve, we can always start by looking in our own neighborhoods for ways to serve. Many Churches, my own included, have constant food drives for various local food banks. The Metro Good…

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