Most Americans think that the people that are starving in the world are at a distance from us, but in actuality they may be living right next door or down the road. Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans are affected by hunger? According to the United States department of Agriculture, nearly 17 million children are living in food-insecure households and more that 50 million Americans do not have dependable access to enough food due to limited money. People in America are starving and we have the opportunity to help them.
Project Feed USA has teamed up with Target to sell products to feed America. They have items ranging from water bottles to clothing, all which provide hungry Americans with food to fill their bellies. Each product has a tag that says how many meals you will provide by purchasing the product! How beautiful is that! I was at Target yesterday and looked online and the project Feed items are on sale because they need to make room for holiday displays. The good news is that Feed USA will still honor the amount of food distributed from your purchase. I encourage you to go help out. You might find some Christmas and Birthday gifts for your friends and help out a good cause at the same time.
Here are some pictures of items I saw at Target; there is also a larger selection at –> http://www.target.com/c/feed-usa/-/N-55tua
Lauren Bush started project Feed in 2006. She designed and created the Feed reusable bag to help the United Nations World Food Program’s (WFP) School Feeding program. She brought food to places around the world such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The bags were reusable grocery bags that had “FEED the children of the world” and the number ‘1’ to signify that each bag feeds one child in school for one year. By 2007 they were able to feed 60 million students in the WFP School feed program. In 2008 FEED created a nonprofit organization called the FEED foundation that supports programs that help to eliminate hunger around the world. Lauren decided this year to focus on the U.S and that is how they came up with the different items to sell in Target stores across the country. There are many ways to help this great foundation. You don’t have to purchase items you can donate your time and volunteer. Here is a link to some of the volunteer opportunities I found in Albuquerque from their website –> http://www.thefeedfoundation.org/volunteer-opportunities.asp#.
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” –Albert Pine