Hunger is a serious problem…in America. Could leftovers be the answer?
Jesus said that we will always have the “poor with us,” which is disconcerting but a reality. He also said that we should feed the hungry.
As a well-fed American who loves his country but knows of our resources, I am offended by the fact that about 1 in 6 children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight in a “food insecure” home. In other words—“hungry.” How can this be?
Like most people I have political leanings but this transcends politics. I don’t really care who needs to do what or gets the credit: can we as a nation figure out how to feed our children?
I know there are many organizations working on this problem. Any of us can find a local food bank or care agency and help. But I have something more personal to suggest: eat our leftovers.
You may be thinking—“Okay, so if I eat my leftover pizza—including the crust, how is that going to feed all these hungry kids?” I’m not sure–I have no answer. However, if millions of us (actually, even the half dozen reading this bleat) started cutting down on the food we throw out, is it possible somehow that more food would be available for distribution? I don’t know how, but smart people willing to do the work of God could figure it out.
So, join me as I stick this rather disgusting bowl of last weekend’s wiener-bean-potato casserole in the microwave. If somehow one less kid goes hungry tonight, I’m loving my leftover.
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