What’s it like to be hungry? This last week, the youth in my church found out as we participated in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. While our hunger was temporary, the absence of nourishing food is a way of life for over 925 million people worldwide, leading to the death of one child from hunger or hunger-related causes every 12 seconds. To put that in perspective, at least one child lost their life in just the time that it took you to read this paragraph.
World Vision wants to see these statistics change and is teaming up with people like you and me to make it happen. Check out the Advocacy Center to find out how you can make a difference by hosting a poverty meal or leading a campaign to fight hunger in your own community. Join the college Activism Network and get involved by raising hunger awareness amongst your family and friends. Or, if you have some spare change lying around, you may even consider funding a livestock gift, a clean water project, or even sponsoring a child. There are plenty of ways to make a difference, so take the time to explore the site and discover which ones are right for you!