As bloggers, we talk a lot about the world around us.
We talk of the things that matter to us and our readers – marketing, knitting, Pinterest, motorbikes, etc. Anything and everything. And, for the most part, these blog posts do matter and is why we have readers.
Yet sometimes, we need to take a step back and really look at the things that matter. Like world hunger.
Consider these numbers:
- 1 in 4 children in the developing world are underweight.
- 1 in 6 people worldwide don’t get the amount of food needed to live a healthy life.
- Hunger is #1 on the world’s top 10 health risks, killing more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
- 10.9 million children under five die in developing countries every single year.
Scary stuff, and while we know there’s a hunger and poverty problem, we often don’t know how bad a problem it truly is. And it’s not just in developing countries, either – hunger is a very real problem in first world countries, too.
While we won’t change this situation overnight, we can combat it through initiatives like From Hunger to Hope from Razoo. Even if you’re struggling financially yourself in these tough times, you can help raise awareness of the program.
- Follow the official Twitter account @WldHungerRelief and tweet support messages using the #hungertohope hashtag.
- Hop on over to the blogger resource centre and see how you can support across various social networks.
- Change your profile pictures to support the official gravatar.
If you can donate financially, as little as $10 will provide a meal for 40 children, while $100 provides supplementary food to a child under 2 years old for 18 months of their life.
While we might disagree with each other’s political views, or religious views, one thing we should all be agreeing on is hunger chooses no political or religious sides. For that, we can all take a stand together and help end this tragedy in our lifetimes.