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World Food Day

15 Oct

worldfooddayWith 1 billion hungry people in the world, every day should be World Food Day.  This Friday is the REAL World Food Day, which exists to raise awareness that although the task is daunting, you CAN make a difference.

The key to winning this battle–and it certainly can be won–is to tell your friends, family, associates, enemies, strangers, in-laws, co-workers, and EVERYBODY that hunger is not impossible to conquer.  That individuals absolutely CAN make a difference.  When a child can be fed for 25 pennies a day, anybody can make a significant contribution.

If you happen to be in the Phoenix area, Stop Hunger Now, Food for the Hungry, and Phoenix Rescue Mission are bringing Operation Sharehouse to Phoenix.  We invite you to join with them and hundreds of volunteers who will be packaging 100,000 meals for hungry children in developing countries and collecting food for local families in need.

With 16,000 children dying every day due to hunger related causes, 100,000 meals will make a difference.

If you aren’t in the Phoenix area, you can visit http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-things-you-can-do-world-food-day for ideas of things you can do on World Food Day.

How about spending an hour at freerice.com?  Invite your significant other to watch you define obscure words like ambuscade and legerdemain.  He or she will be wholly impressed with your genius intellect, and your vocabulary will grow while you feed the hungry.  I spent about 20 minutes today and donated 900 grains of rice, and now I’m feeling pre-tty darn replete with refulgence.  Don’t be a curmudgeon should your vocab prove indigent–soon enough you’ll be able to bloviate with even the most supercilious of folks.

Don’t let this World Food Day sneak by unnoticed.  Let’s make a difference and raise awareness–even if the you just mostly become aware that your vocabulary wasn’t quite as vast as you once thought.

If in Phoenix:

WHAT:    Operation Sharehouse Phoenix Launch Event

WHEN:    Friday, October 16th 2009, 9:30 to 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 4015 Milky Way, Chandler, AZ 85226 (Off the 202 and McClintock, near Stellar Air Park)