Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Global Food Crisis Day 09'

Today Compassion International is partnering with radio stations, media, churches, and bloggers to once again spread the word about the Global Food Crisis, and raise funds that will make a REAL difference to those impacted by it. Lots of bloggers are writing about it today.

The cost of food staples have roughly doubled in many countries where Compassion serves.

The statistics I've been reading literally break my heart, when I think of how much excess we have here in the U.S.

*Each night more than 300 MILLION children go to bed hungry.

*1/3 of the worlds population is undernourished.

*Every day over 12,000 children(one every 7 seconds) die from hunger-related causes.

By donating to the Global Food Crisis Fund, we can:

  1. Provide food vouchers to children and families needing immediate relief.
  2. Provide seeds and agricultural tools so that families can grow their own food as well as earn extra income.
  3. Provide supplemental nutritional services at Compassion-assisted centers around the world.

So I ask you to please consider joining me today in giving to people who have so little resources.

I know times are tough here at home, but even if you can't give today,possibly consider giving next week or next month.

If you have a blog or website, you can post a widget to raise awareness of the crisis, and most importantly, by all means PRAY for those affected by this devastating crisis, and for those organizations like Compassion who act to provide relief.

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