we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. -- Buzz Aldrin
There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere,
at no time, should go hungry. -- Ed
A man not only needs to know how to fish, he needs to have the freedom to do it
and a place to do it. That's where community comes in. We have to help each other,
and we feel government has a very important role therein. -- Bill
to take people's success stories and re-write the ''story'' of hunger. There are
things that have been working, and things we know can work. It may once have seemed
like a hopeless story, but we're changing it to a hopeful one. This is healing
on a social level. -- Bill
people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
-- Pearl Bailey
is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger,
that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy." -- Reverend
are a country that prides itself on power and weatlh, yet there are millions of
children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation,
but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the
street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don't turn away. --
I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no
schoolchild in this world goes hungry. -- Drew
Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing – but it works miracles. --
feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrollment,
attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program
changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures of poor countries around
the world in a profound way. -- Drew
I can’t think of any issue that is more important
than working to see that no schoolchild in this
world goes hungry.
I can’t think of any issue that is more important
than working to see that no schoolchild in this
world goes hungry.
The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically,
much of the world's food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and
other livestock--food for the well off--while millions of children and adults
suffer from malnutrition and starvation. -- Dr.Walden
American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around the world
support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry. A diet
higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other meat is not just
healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing the world system that
feeds some people and leaves others hungry. -- Dr.Walden
We spoke out, committed civil disobedience, and went to jail because the peace
hangs senselessly and precariously upon weapons costing billions to build and
billions to improve — weapons which become more useless as we add to their destructive
force. With this money we could have fed the world's people. Half the children
on earth go to bed hungry — millions more have retarding and stunting protein
deficiencies. Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices like starvation,
disease, illiteracy, political and economic servitude, we spend a trillion dollars
on war since 1946, until hatred and conflict have become the international preoccupation."
-- Daniel Berrigan
"Our work seeks to focus attention on the necessity of developing security for
the global village, meeting its need for clean air, water, food and a healthy
habitat, as well as fostering clarity of vision on cooperation and development."
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved -- Bono
…the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. -- Norman
food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of
social justice are meaningless. -- Norman
you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields
to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace. -- Norman
When we work to
end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they
will never ask for it. -- Beau Bridges
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can
make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within
our grasp. -- Jeff
million people in the U.S. are hungry or don't know where their next meal is coming
from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this
to our children, we'd be at war. -- Jeff
charities, foodbanks and church pantries are doing more than ever before, but
they can't keep up with the need. We can never end hunger only through the wonderful
work of local charities. Like other Western democracies, we must end our national
problem of hunger through national and political leadership. Charity is nice for
some things, but not as a way to feed a nation. We don't protect our national
security through charity, and we shouldn't protect our families and children that
way either. -- Jeff
and Americans always rise to the occasion. If we say we are going to stamp out
hunger, I believe we will. -- Christie Brinkley
Most of our citizenry believes that hunger only affects people who are lazy or
people who are just looking for a handout, people who dont' want to work, but,
sadly, that is not true. Over one-third of our hungry people are innocent children
who are members of households that simply cannot provide enough food or proper
nutrition. And to think of the elderly suffering from malnutrition is just too
hard for most of us. Unlike Third World nations, in our country the problem is
not having too little – it is about not caring enough! Write your elected representatives
and promote support for the hungry. -- Erin
Many people think that hunger is unavoidable in any society, even a society that
is blessed with great abundance. That is not true. The European community does
not have widespread hunger. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can
end childhood hunger within its borders. -- Pierce
"If we are going
to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number
one priority." -- David W. Brooks, member, Presidential Commission on World
you cannot tackle hunger, disease, and poverty unless you can also provide people
with a healthy ecosystem in which their economies can grow. -- Gro
A safe and nutritionally
adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable
development, especially in developing countries. -- Gro
lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
I have repeatedly
stressed that we have the knowledge to reduce hunger and poverty. -- Gro
The dual scourge
of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are
full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their
rightful role in societies. -- Gro
You cannot achieve
environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues
of health and nutrition. -- Gro
"A hungry man can't see
right or wrong. He just sees food." -- Pearl
S. Buck (1892-1973)
"There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their
food." -- Pearl S. Buck
is no mere matter of men fighting or not fighting. Peace, to have meaning for
many who have known only suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into
bread or rice, shelter, health, and education, as well as freedom and human dignity
- a steadily better life. If peace is to be secure, long-suffering and long-starved,
forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must
begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.
People don't see hunger in front of them so they are not directly affected. What
I am doing is connecting young people to the issue -- Lauren
feeding is a great tool to encourage education and provide food aid to children
born into extremely impoverished situations. The kids in school being fed by WFP
are empowered by their school meal to learn and better their lives!"
-- Lauren Bush
When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor
have no food, they call you a communist. -- Archbishop
The best way to help people prevent hunger is in self help programs -- Wallace
"We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds
hungry." -- Jimmy Carter
If we can muster up that degree of commitment and get away from the uniquely American
perception that if something can't be done immediately it isn't worth doing, then
I think the Hunger Movement, this small but growing minority of us, can have a
truly significant impact. -- Harry
is needed is a marriage of two impulses, a coupling of the urge to do something
positive with the willingness to constantly re-evaluate how effectively our actions
lead to our goal - that of ending world hunger … -- Harry
is no finer investment for any community than putting
milk into babies.
-- Sir Winston Churchill
think that one child would go to bed hungry somewhere
in this country is heartbreaking... to know how
many do is virtually incomprehensible. This is not
only a problem that exists in the far reaches of
the globe. It happens right here in our own backyard.
Together, as concerned citizens, we must do more
to make sure every child's needs are met.
In a nutshell, this United Nations non-profit organization
[World Food Programme] feeds millions of starving
children at schools in third world countries as an
incentive for them to attend school, which in turn
might better their futures. They do so much more but
I was so struck by this story.
We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the
hoping. -- Penelope Cruz
"UNICEF is helping mothers realize their dreams for the future — a future in which
the basic needs for a child’s survival: food, clean water and simple health care
— are guaranteed." -- Jane
can only last where human rights are respected,
where the people are fed, and where individuals
and nations are free." -- 14th
problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction
of nature, poverty, hunger and so on, are human-created
problems which can be resolved through human effort,
understanding and the development of a sense of
brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate
a universal responsibility for one another and
the planet we share. --
As a people, we value family, education and success.
Hunger is an enemy to all three. Scientific studies
have demonstrated that even brief periods of hunger
can permanently inhibit a child's mental, emotional
and physical growth. Kids who are hungry do poorly
in school and are unlikely to grow into productive
adults. For families, experiencing hunger means
living in a world of isolation and shame. Caring
citizens must put an end to this disgrace.
we think about millions of hungry children, we don't
think about America. We relate the problem to other
nations, like Ethiopia, India or Somalia. The sad truth
is that one is five American kids is at risk due to
-- Kristen Davis
cannot stick our heads in the sand concerning the issue
of hunger in America. Even though this subject seldom
reaches the front page of our newspapers or is featured
on news programs because of its lack of sensationalism,
the problem exists in massive proportions and must be
-- Bruce Davison
Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral
obligation to him that is inspired, not by any
maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty
I owe myself. What would you think me if I were
capable of seating myself at a table and gorging
myself with food and saw about me the children
of my fellow beings starving to death.
my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in
which we live today, not because I lack the natural
equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied
to make myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands
of my fellow men who suffer for the barest necessities
of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man's
business on this earth was to look out for himself.
That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild
beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become
of your fellow man. Thousands of years ago the question
was asked; ''Am I my brother's keeper?'' That question
has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory
to civilized society. Yes, I am my brother's keeper.
I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired,
not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher
duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were
capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself
with food and saw about me the children of my fellow
beings starving to death.
things made me become a vegetarian, among them,
the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.
Imagine what it might do to the human spirit to
know that we have conquered hunger as a world
wide societal issue?
is inconceivable that, in the richest nation in the
world, we have 30 million people at risk of hunger.
I believe that, if we truly make a commitment as a nation,
we can defeat hunger.
-- Bo Derek
Just because a child's parents are poor or uneducated
is no reason to deprive the child of basic human
rights to health care, education and proper nutrition.
"I believe it is wrong, in a country of such wealth
and prosperity, to have 36 million Americans living
Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense,
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those
who are cold and are not clothed.
Many times, a child's struggle against hunger
begins before he or she is born because the mother
is undernourished. Making sure prenatal care and
proper nutrition are available for expectant mothers
in need is a critical part of ending childhood
"Clean water and health care and school and food
and tin roofs and cement floor, all of these things
should constitute a set of basics that people
must have as birthrights." -- Paul
"Every week a tsunami rips through poor towns
and villages all over the world ... That tsunami
week a tsunami rips through poor towns and villages
all over the world. It claims 25,000 lives a day,
175,000 a week. It sweeps children from the arms
of their mothers, robs hundreds of millions of
any hope for the future. That tsunami is hunger.
Help us end it now."
country offers such great opportunities for us all.
Unfortunately, too many hard-working citizens go day
to day without enough food to eat.
-- Dennis Franz
are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot
appear to them except in the form of bread.
can be no rule of God in the present state of
iniquitous inequalities in which a few roll in
riches and the masses do not get enough to eat.
enough on this planet for everyone's needs but
not for everyone's greed.
enough on this planet for everyone's needs but
not for everyone's greed.
full extent of the problem of hunger is not obvious
to most of us. We see the homeless, but there are a
great number of working poor, struggling to survive,
who don't have enough money to put adequate food on
the table. We must find a solution to this ever-increasing
problem — and quickly.
-- Scott Glenn
society is only as healthy as our most vulnerable
citizens. It is unconscionable that the weakest
links in our country are our hungry children.
No other Western industrialized nation has widespread
hunger within its borders. We really must put
an end to hunger in the United States if we are
to keep our prosperity and protect the future.
food becomes scarce, refugees often turn to desperate
measures to feed themselves and their families.
We are particularly worried about the health of
the refugee population, domestic violence and
refugees resorting to illegal employment or even
to prostitution, just to put enough food on the
Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees,
Now it may seem so far from where we all are
It's something we can't neglect
It's something I can't neglect
Now won't you give some bread to get the starving
one in this country need go hungry, and alleviating
the problem is primarily a matter of readjusting our
priorities. In both the government and the private sector,
self-interest has displaced the ideal of community that
made this country great. The old world view of "us,
we, our" has been replaced by "I, me, mine." The reasons
for this are manifold and complex, but at the end of
the day, we need to remember that, if one of us is suffering
needlessly, all of us are diminished.
-- Don Henley, singer/songwriter
this country of the bountiful harvest, everyone can
have enough to eat — we have it! We grow enough for
everyone. Let's share it by supporting our local foodbanks,
houses of worship and organizations who help people.
-- Catherine Hicks, actress
"It's amazing how many people are being fed because
of this crazy little thing we started. We're feeding
millions and it is not costing anyone anything.”
van Hengel, "Father of Foodbanking"
want a better America, an America that will give its
citizens, first of all, a higher and higher standard
of living so that no child will cry for food in the
midst of plenty.
-- Sidney Hillman
people will do anything, they have got to eat.
And if you are really looking for a way for people
to lean on you and to be dependent on you, in
terms of their cooperation with you, it seems
to me that food dependence would be terrific."
must work to ensure the human dignity that comes with
a life free from hunger and poverty."
-- Julian R. Hunte Former President of the UN General
appalling that there should be hunger anywhere, but
particularly in a country like America, where there
is also such great wealth.
-- Elizabeth Hurley, actress
million children in the United States face hunger every
day. Bringing an end to this terrible situation is a
passion I share with my friends in the entertainment
industry. Together we can end hunger.
-- Kathy Ireland, supermodel
family grew up relying on public assistance to
help provide meals for our family. Child hunger
in America is a real and often overlooked problem,
but one that together, we can fix.”
Americans think of hunger as a problem affecting only
places like India, Africa or South America. But it is
a tragic reality that our country has millions of children
who are suffering from lack of food. We must all work
together to save our country from this problem.
-- Beverly Johnson, supermodel
am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell
out, and play false. But this knowledge does not
outweigh the fact that my class, the working class,
is exploited, driven, fought back with the weapon
of starvation, with guns and with venal courts
whenever they strike for conditions more human,
more civilized for their children, and for their
I reject the notion that I sit idly by while our
cities rot; our minority people are oppressed,
our elderly demeaned by semi-starvation and pauperism.
The war against hunger is truly mankind's war
before has man had such capacity to control his
own environment, to end thirst and hunger, to
conquer poverty and disease, to banish illiteracy
and massive human misery. We have the power to
make this the best generation of mankind in the
history of the world -- or to make it the last.
"Because the suffering of any human being
diminishes all of us, it’s our responsibility
to try to ease that suffering. It is not a matter
of titles, but of responsibilities.”
Why should there be hunger and deprivation in
any land, in any city, at any table, when man
has the resources and the scientific know-how
to provide all mankind with the basic necessities
of life? There is no deficit in human resources.
The deficit is in human will. --
Luther King, Jr
Hope is not enough to change the world, to bring
peace, to end starvation and poverty, to provide
a decent education for all children, or to prevent
nuclear holocaust. Yet it is a critical starting
point for building a better and brighter future.
All of us are challenged to connect hope to action
until we have created a might river that will carve
a new path to the future.
Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poverty
is a weapon of mass destruction. Hunger is a weapon
of mass destruction. Poor health care is a weapon
of mass destruction. Poor education is a weapon
of mass destruction. Discrimination is a weapon
of mass destruction. Let us abolish such weapons
of mass destruction here at home.
is a hidden epidemic threatening the lives of millions
of Americans...hunger. In this land of plenty, it is
unthinkable that fellow citizens are going hungry. Included
among these millions are children who, due to malnourishment,
are not developing to their full potential intellectually,
emotionally or behaviorally. The fortunate must provide
for the unfortunate...
-- Swoosie Kurtz
great country is rich and abundant in so many ways.
It is totally unacceptable to me that we have children
and families going hungry!
-- Diane Ladd
A struggle for existence is not a decent living.
A man or woman or child may die of starvation in
a city teeming with plenty. Only human life is concerned.
can I do to help? I am asking my senator to support
political action to end hunger in the greatest country
on this planet.
-- Martin Landau, actor
society has fulfilled its democratic promise if
people go hungry... If some go without food they
have surely been deprived of all power. The existence
of hunger belies the existence of democracy."
is a people-made phenomenon, so the central issue
is power: the power of those who make the decisions
about what is grown and who, or what, it's grown
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
day hunger disappears, the world will see the greatest
spiritual explosion humanity has ever seen.
-- Federico Garcia Lorca
people are hungry: It is because those in authority
eat up too much in taxes.
-- Lao Tzu
Where there is hunger there is no hope. There
is only desolation and pain. Hunger nurtures violence
and fanaticism. A world where people starve will
never be safe
Lula da Silva
fight against hunger and poverty is also predicated
on the creation of a world order that accords
priority to social and economic development.
people can enhance their dignity, their health
and their learning capacity. Putting resources
into social programs is not expenditure. It is
will never tire from repeating my commitment to ensuring
that every Brazilian can have breakfast, lunch and supper
with so little we have done so much in Brazil, imagine
what could have been done on a global scale, if the
fight against hunger and poverty were a real priority
for the international community.
know that children are suffering and going without food
is intolerable in a society such as ours. I hope that
all our leaders, in both the public and private sectors,
will work tirelessly to eradicate hunger. We all have
a responsibility to bring back life to our most precious
-- Joan Lunden
policy is directed not against any country or
doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation
and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of
a working economy in the world so as to permit
the emergence of political and social conditions
in which free institutions can exist."
C. Marshall (1880-1959)
child should be given the right to grow up and become
a productive citizen. This will not happen unless, at
the very least, basic food needs are met. Ending childhood
hunger should be a national priority.
-- Pamela Sue Martin, actress
We have the resources (to end hunger), we know
what has to be done, and it's something that can
be achieved at a rather modest cost
attention to the hungry, both in this country
and around the world. Pay attention to the poor.
Pay attention to our responsibilities for world
peace. We are our brother’s keeper...
didn’t used to care about living a long time. Not that
I wasn’t enjoying life, but I never sat around asking
how I’d get to be 100, you know. But now I want to live
long enough to see every school child in the world getting
a good, nutritious lunch every day.
saddens me to think that there are children in America
who are hungry every day of their lives. No one can
live — and grow — without such a fundamental necessity
as food. If we Americans reach out to our own communities,
we could end this crisis.
-- Tim McGraw, singer
cannot stand by and allow the future of our country
to be undermined by the reality of American children
going hungry! Please join in to help the 12 million
children who are malnourished in our country.
-- Donna Mills, actress
“Charity is commendable; everyone should be charitable.
But justice aims to create a social order in which,
if individuals choose not to be charitable, people
still don’t go hungry, unschooled or sick without
care. Charity depends on the vicissitudes of whim
and personal wealth; justice depends on commitment
instead of circumstance.”
24,000 people, 18,000 of them children, die every
day because of hunger. Each year we bring food
to nearly 90 million people in more than 80 countries.
Food – there’s no greater gift, and no better
way to give it than the World Food Programme.
is unconscionable for children in our prosperous country,
or anywhere for that matter, to go without food. I implore
everyone to contact their local and state representatives
to encourage action to end hunger.
-- Kevin Nealon, comedian
is an embarrassment that the United States, the wealthiest
nation, has people that go hungry.
-- Craig T. Nelson, actor
We must come to terms with our responsibility
to be the gatekeepers to end childhood hunger.
Our love for life can propel us to share and provide
a secure future for the children of our country.
James Olmos, actor
"Mercy Corps' partnership with The Hunger Site translates
into lifesaving assistance for people in tremendous
need around the world. When you visit, click, and
shop at this unique site, you're making the future
a little brighter for families who need food in
the world's poorest places."
world produces enough food to feed the entire population.
It's a travesty that anyone should go hungry anywhere.
-- Donnie Osmond
I went to bed hungry many nights as a child. It
was a Dream that dressed me up when I was ragged,
and it was a Dream that filled me up when I was
hungry. Now it's my Dream to see that no child
in this world ever goes hungry, certainly not
here in America, the most bountiful country in
the world. We can do better...we must! --
say the United States is a rich country, but how can
we be rich when millions of poor American children go
to bed hungry?
-- Alexandra Paul, actress
How unthinkable that, in a country of such bursting
plenty, so many people are facing ongoing hunger
and poverty. If we are truly each other's keepers,
let's support school lunches, food stamps, neighborhood
garden projects, and so many other wonderful programs
working to put an end to this cruel and needless
blight once and for all.
are already producing enough food to feed the
world. We already have technology in place that
allows us to produce more than we can find a market
one kid going hungry in America is one too many. How
can we stand by when the reality is that there are more
than 12 million underfed children in the U.S.? We can
make a difference.
-- Leann Rimes, singer
is an efficiency parameter if we look at the whole
global civilization. It is not an efficient way
of meeting human needs if one billion people starve
while another billion have excess. It would be more
efficient to distribute resources so that at least
vital needs were met everywhere. Otherwise, for
example, if kids are starving somewhere, dad goes
out to slash and burn the rain forest to feed them
-- and so would I if my kids were dying. And this
kind of destruction is everyone's problem, because
we live in the same ecosphere."
As long as people and the planet are being exploited,
and billions of dollars are being made precisely
because laborers and the environment are being
abused and used up, there will be children going
hungry and ecological destruction.
peoples of many countries are being taxed to the
point of poverty and starvation... to enable governments
to engage in a mad race in armaments... This grave
menace to the peace of the world is due in no
small measure to the uncontrolled activities of
the manufacturers and merchants of engines of
destruction, and it must be met by the concerted
actions of the peoples of all nations."
while they prate of economic laws, men and women
are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that
economic laws are not made by nature. They are
made by human beings.
"With the help of folks like you and me, Heifer
International tackles the problem of hunger one
family at a time with gifts of renewable resources
- farm animals that are ongoing sources of food
Starvation is the characteristic of some people
not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic
of there being not enough food to eat." -- Amartya
attempted to see famines as broad "economic" problems
(concentrating on how people can buy food, or otherwise
get entitled to it), rather than in terms of the grossly
undifferentiated picture of aggregate food supply for
the economy as a whole. -- Amartya
substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent
and democratic country with a relatively free press. -- Amartya
hungry people listens not to reason, not cares for justice,
nor is bent by any prayers.
-- Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
I believe that, when Americans learn the facts
and understand how their involvement can make
a difference, banishing childhood hunger will
be a national, local and personal priority.
hunger in America is as much a paradox as it is
a tragedy. Why, in the wealthiest country in the
world, should hunger darken the lives and dreams
of 12 million children and their families? I believe
that, when Americans learn the facts and understand
how their involvement can make a difference, banishing
childhood hunger will be a national, local and
who wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable
world are helping to make ending world hunger a
major priority... Together we can end hunger.
hard to believe that, in the 1970's, America was virtually
hunger-free. During the past two decades, we have allowed
hunger to attack our most precious resource, our children.
We must reinstate and strengthen programs to eliminate
this blight on our society.
-- Kurtwood Smith, actor
We must add our voices to those who cry out that
there is a standard below which we will not allow
human beings to live, and that that standard is
not at the freezing nor starving point....In a democracy
all are responsible.
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle
of millions of starving people.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not
happened because God did not take care of him
or her. It has happened because neither you nor
I wanted to give that person what he or she needed
society is judged by the way it cares for its
most vulnerable citizens. As an American, I am
ashamed that we have turned out backs on millions
of our children. I want to do my part to rectify
this terrible situation.
I want a different world. One where I don’t wake
up thinking I’m so lucky to be able to feed my daughter,
and able to give people a clean drink of water.
I don’t want images of starving babies at the breast
in my mind. I want that to change. And if I want
that, I had better do something about it.
share our abundance and make our country stronger. We
can encourage programs that collect and distribute excess
prepared food to local organizations that are helping
the hungry in our own communities. We can also support
programs that supply commodities to food banks. It's
all part of committing our country's wealth and resources
to end childhood hunger.
-- John Travolta
just a fraction of what is extended so obscenely
on defense budgets would make a real difference
in enabling God's children to fill their stomachs,
be educated, and be given the chance to lead fulfilled
and happy lives.
there is global insecurity, nations are engaged
in a mad arms race, spending billions of dollars
wastefully on instruments of destruction, when millions
are starving. And yet, just a fraction of what is
extended so obscenely on defense budgets would make
a real difference in enabling God's children to
fill their stomachs, be educated, and be given the
chance to lead fulfilled and happy lives.
a fraction of what is extended so obscenely on defense
budgets would make a real difference in enabling
God's children to fill their stomachs, be educated,
and be given the chance to lead fulfilled and happy
people were hungry, Jesus didn't say, "Now is that political,
or social?" He said, "I feed you." Because the good news
to a hungry person is bread.
seen miracles in post-war situations, in famines,
in places of horrendous brutal subjugation and oppression,
when women step forward and play their rightful
role in co-equal partnership with men. It's not
the answer all by itself, but it is a powerful and
incredibly effective step to give women their rightful
role and voice and the resources to back it up."
arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may
never be used...by their cost alone, armaments kill the
poor by causing them to starve."
-- Vatican statement to the U.N., 1976
this country that grows more food than any other nation
on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should
-- Sela Ward, actress
There can be no lasting peace, no security, nor
can we as human beings begin to touch our full potential,
as long as hunger overwhelms the human spirit around
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being
not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a
chance of coming to his assistance.
"Every new mother wonders, 'what will I pass on
to my child'? Hunger is one inheritance no mother
wants to give her child, yet millions of poor women
have for generations. Help the World Food Programme
break this cycle. No child should inherit hunger."
There is much to be done, there is much that can be
done… one person of integrity can make a difference,
a difference of life and death. As long as one dissident
is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long
as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with
anguish and shame. What all these victims need above
all is to know that they are not alone; that we are
not forgetting them, that when their voices are stifled
we shall lend them ours, that while their freedom
depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends
"In a world that we know can feed itself, upwards
of 40,000 children die very day from conditions
of malnutrition. Surely we must question why we
are allowing this carnage to continue."
"Hunger does not breed reform; it breeds madness,
and all the ugly distempers that make an ordered
Wilson, 28th President of the United States
we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the
needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach
the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves
spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend."
-- Joseph B. Wirthlin (1924-)
Hunger is the worst form of deprivation of a human
being. Although inability to access food is the
immediate cause of hunger, the real cause in most
of the incidents of hunger is lack of ability to
pay for food. If we are looking for ways to end
hunger then we should be looking at ways to ensure
a reasonable level of income for all
are not born to suffer the misery of hunger and
poverty. They suffer now as they did in the past
because we turn our heads away from this issue.