Decades of civil war has impacted the lives of millions of South Sudanese for generations to come. The country lost an estimated 2 million lives and many were forced to flee in search of safety. But slowly, these displaced South Sudanese have opportunities to establish food security.
According to the World Food Programme, over 840 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in eight people on earth. Although globally enough food is produced to feed everyone, why are millions of people around the world not getting enough to eat?
Every Sunday morning at 7:30am, volunteers at First Church Seattle join the hungry folks of the city to share food and conversation. Volunteers do all the grocery shopping, planning, prep and setup of the food and space so that the hundreds of men, women and children who line up outside the church can feel welcomed to a hot meal and friendly faces.
Did you know that for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a very real struggle? Hunger isn’t limited to one community or age group or ethnicity. Millions of Americans are at risk of hunger, who simply cannot always make ends meet and may be forced to go without food.