How many times have you said, “I’m hungry” today? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hungry, but instead of going to the refrigerator, grocery store, or fast food restaurant, you do not have any way to stop the hunger pangs from descending upon you in full force?
For children living in poverty around the world, there is no convenience of a refrigerator, grocery store, or fast food restaurant. There is no security of money to buy the food these children and their families so desperately need. When natural disasters such as drought strike an impoverished community, food security is little more than a memory dangling by a thread of hope in the eyes and heart of a hungry child.
We can do little more than imagine this daily reality. However, we can make that mental picture more than meets the mind’s eye. While it is not possible to give children living in poverty the convenience of a refrigerator, grocery store, or fast food restaurant, it is possible to give them food security. I can do this. You can do this. We can work together to ensure that children living in poverty around the world do not need to go hungry.
On November 6, we are skipping a meal and donating what we would have spent on that meal to the ministry of Compassion International. These funds will provide food to children suffering from undernourishment due to food insecurity.
Will you join us? It is only one meal. It is only one day, but it will change more than one life including your own.