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Posted 11 months ago

 

Each year ,on our allegedly advanced planet, over ten million children ,under the age of five,die due to malnutrition and preventable disease.

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I'm glad you are reminding us of this, SE851.  Society here used to keep child mortality from starvation more to the forefront of awareness.  You heard talk about it.  In the quest to acquire more things, world poverty seems to have faded from people's minds.

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-----> Unicef.com You can help deter hungry children partially (globally) by making a monthly donation of a few dollars or more. This money can also be used for medical rescources and for education. Inquire more by emailing the website.

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 Great Topic, thanks for opening this Dave.


I have a small window of time, so I'll elaborate on this later.


(Disease wise) Some time ago and before the NJ NETS left our venue, the then NJ NETS promoted a Mosqito Nets project.  The Much needed Nets were sent overseas(I forgot the exactly where)  to ward off the mosqitos carrying west nile and causing malaria.


What doesn't kill me had better start running!

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Children should never suffer but I feel that we must take care of those here at home before we reach out to others world wide.


"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." Dante

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Just found this.  Check it out.  You 'work' for grains of rice which are then matched by freerice.com.  You can donate too.


Questions are presented. Every time you get one right Freerice donates ten grains of rice to the United Nations Food Programme.  Sounds crazy but it works like this:


Enough rice to provide energy to an adult for one day =   19,000 grains


                                                                         One serving =      6333 grains


I earned 2160 grains of rice in about fifteen minutes.  That might be a serving for a small child.


My point is...the activity puts you in touch with how precious a single grain of rice is to a human life.  It is food for thought.




About Freerice.com


"Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.


Freerice has two goals:


    Provide education to everyone for free.

    Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.


This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.


Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.


Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.


Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding the site or sponsorship opportunities. You can also find Freerice on Twitter and Facebook."


 


 

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Yep. Feeding America is also an excellent organization. Find them on google search. I couldn't seem to paste the website link.

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Clearly, anyone can help.


Perhaps (as has been done a little so far) we can provide our members websites where we can go to make reliable donations that will provide food for children. 


The other option is to go with a group or team and be philanthropic yourself. Nothing like rolling up your own sleeves. You may end up in the Congo or at your local food bank to help out those locally in need. Check out the church you might attend. They might have a Benevolent Fund where the church administration locates and distributes food and other necessities in a reliable, responsible way.


So far we have...


freerice.com


unicef.com


As Americans we might think our world is pretty advanced. I have been to places that are beyond Third World. They are other worldly. And just out of view from most of us were the Dirty Thirties (the Dust Bowl) when due to environmental and farming practices, lots of our own people were going hungry because of lack of food. Take some time to watch the Grapes of Wrath. Or ask a grandparent or great grandparent about going hungry.


90%+ of the world may have TV's and probably as many have internet access. Howz about some chow?


By the way, what ever happened to Haiti? Out of sight, out of mind. Still hungry.


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e8nt392 says ...



Yep. Feeding America is also an excellent organization. Find them on google search. I couldn't seem to paste the website link.


 


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feedingamerica.org



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Thanks Sarge.

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A cautionary tale.  I used to contrubute to "Feed the Children".  I quit after the founder decided to raise his salary to $1,000,000 a year and hire his wife to work there as well for a mere $800,000/yr.  I think this situation may have been dealt with, but once burnt, twice shy.

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The problem I have is the head of these programs draw one heII of a salary. I adopt a family for Christmas and donate monthly to a no kill shelter ran by volunteers.

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This thread is not about animals.


Here is where I have a problem... this is a thread about human beings going hungry.  Children are especially heart wrenching as they are dependent upon their parents to provide for them.  In this economy it is tough to make ends meet for most of us much less donate anything to a food bank.


I have a major pet peeve about this very issue: Donating money/food to help a starving/hungry child or an animal? This is a no brainer for me. People come first! I may come across as cruel to some of you, but it is what it is.  I will help a human being before an animal.  I am a responsible pet owner so don't assume I hate animals. 


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Gosh I thought uncledennis' no kill shelter was for human beings!  My bad.  Well, at least we haven't reached the Soylent Green stage...yet.


Seriously though, I read somewhere a long time ago that if a large percentage of US cattle pastures were converted to growing grain crops we could feed the world.  I saw it in Scientific American.  I was impressed.  Wonder if the stats would hold today what with the increase in meat prices?


I just don't see how a poor family in the US can feed themselves nowadays.  The price of milk and chicken has gone so high.


In India, folks rely on pulses for protein.  I read somewhere they were almost rioting in the streets when for some ungodly reason the price of onions got driven up so high the poor could not afford even one.  People there are starving too, but the onion makes what little they have seem like they have eaten.