a cause.

normally i use this blog to post about thing that i make. writing about the things i do helps to inspire me to create more, and hopefully it inspires you to create too. i'd like to use this post though, to talk about something that inspires me in a completely different way. about something that touches my soul and inspires me to act. and hopefully it will inspire you too.

the statistics on childhood hunger in the world are startling. ten million children die of hunger related illness each year. ten million children die because they lack food--something that most of us have in plenty and usually take for granted. ten million die of hunger before they ever really get a chance to experience life.

and it doesn't take a lot to give them that chance at life. with only 10 dollars a child in need can be fed for a month. fed so that they can focus on living life, rather than focusing on the empty feeling in their stomach.

kid's against hunger is a food aid organization that focuses on providing nutrient rich meals to children in need throughout the world. in the past couple of years i've volunteered with my church at events they've held at their cincinnati location, packing food to be shipped to children in need. giving something as small as a couple of hours on a saturday morning makes an enormous impact by preparing 75,000 plus meals. these experiences have been eye opening for me. they've shown me the power of many people with a common concern. of how huge issues like hunger can be chipped away at by generous people with caring hearts that break when they see suffering. it's opened my eyes to the suffering that's in the world, and of how blessed i am and how i should use my blessings to lessen just a little bit of that suffering.

at the end of the month kids against hunger in cincinnati is preparing one million meals to go to children in haiti. the supplies and man power that are needed to pull this off are huge and many people are working to make this event happen. to prepare one million meals takes 3 semi-truck loads of rice. one truck alone costs 18,000 dollars. my church has made it a goal to raise awareness for this cause and in doing so, help fund one of these trucks of rice.

i strongly believe that this goal, although it is large, is attainable. i believe this because the cause is great and the need is real. and it takes so little to make an impact. every little bit that can be raised will give a child a chance to feel what it means to not be hungry. a chance to grow up. a chance at life.

if you can give a child a chance, please donate today. and if you too feel compelled by this organization, pass it on.

if you live in cincinnati and want to participate in packing the million meals, let me know. i'll be there and you can come along too.

matthew 25: 35 through 40

'for i was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
i was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
i was a stranger and you invited me in,
i needed clothes and you clothed me,
i was sick and you looked after me,
i was in prison and you came to visit me.’

then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you something to drink?
when did we see you a stranger and invite you in,
or needing clothes and clothe you?
when did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

the King will reply,
‘truly i tell you, whatever you did
for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.’

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the great job that you guys did with that. Truly inspiring! And you're going to help a lot of people. Awesome!