“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
According to feedingamerica.org, 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children in 2014. That’s 14% of households. Holy smokes.
The ideal situation would be each and every one of these mouths never has to go hungry again.
Is this realistic, however? Not exactly.
Could you take one person under your wing? Or, you have two arms, so could you take two people under your wings? Or, you have two legs, as well. I’m not sure what creature has four wings (or if anyone wants to be carried by your right calf) but I like to use my imagination. A little effort from one may seem insignificant; however, if each person gives even a little, we see a change.
Be curious about what you could do to not necessarily solve world hunger (which may or may not have been why I became a dietitian in the first place!) but to feed just one.
Have you considered…donating to the food bank, preparing and serving food for a homeless shelter, delivering meals to the home-bound, supporting the farmers and ranchers who are growing the food, raising awareness of the food insecurity that does exist. Do not spread fear of food, and instead, share the love of food.
Get creative, try to feed just one.