Did you know that 842 million people, or 12 percent of the global population, were unable to meet their dietary energy requirements in 2011–13? In other words, around one in eight people in the world were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger, regularly not getting enough food to live a healthy life.
Being food secure means,
"access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life." - C.C. Campbell
What would it look like if we had more farm-to-school programs, with local agriculture supplying the needs of schools? What if low-income families could have access to fresh and healthy food supplies?
The United Methodist Women have a vision, where:
"A peaceful world can only be realized when there is access to nutritious, quality food for all. Our task is to work toward a world in which persons have the ability to either produce or purchase their food from markets. Nations should be able to control food production and food stocks to stabilize prices regardless of the ups and downs of the global market. The world without hunger where justice reigns and poverty is conquered is the world we want to see."
What if we adopted this vison and worked toward it together?
Westside Campaign Against Hunger Food Pantry. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS