Childhood Hunger: Who’s the Hero?

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In the fight against hunger, we know that hunger is the villain. Which role will you play? Loyal trustworthy sidekick, or passive spectator?

Our future lies with the children. The young without limits. The spirited who dream big. The hopeful who envision a better world, a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

It’s a simple statement, one we can all believe in. Food is essential to all, yet out of reach for many. Without it, our children can’t think. They can’t do. They can’t thrive and they can’t dream. Kids are the heroes of the story, and hunger is their Kryptonite.

Childhood hunger is deeply rooted. It’s an invisible enemy, ruthless and deadly, maiming and even destroying childhood. It’s not easy to defeat.

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Some provide food to those who need it, when they need it. Others attack the root cause. Most try to do it alone.

This is not enough. To only feed perpetuates the cycle of poverty. To attack the root cause neglects those in need today. To believe one organization can do it alone is hubris and simply maintains the status quo.

At Feed the Children, we know that to end childhood hunger, we need to empower children, unite forces, and attack the problem from all angles. It takes all of us:

  • Donors to believe in the cause
  • Experts to diagnose the problem and innovate solutions
  • Organizations to pool their resources and expertise
  • Communities to work together toward sustainable success
  • Leaders to institutionalize change

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It takes the power of many standing with the children to fight childhood hunger, to defeat the status quo.

This is the fight we have chosen. We chose it, not because it is easy, but because it is the right thing to do. Because our children need someone to fight with them and for them.

Because it is the only way to ensure that one day, no child goes to bed hungry.

Join our fight to defeat hunger and help kids be kids.

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