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This is the reason. It's called stunted growth syndrome and it is irreversible. Can you imagine your child having a brain like the one on the right because you didn't have enough food to feed him or her?

This is the reason. It’s called stunted growth syndrome and it is irreversible. Can you imagine your child having a brain like the one on the right because you didn’t have enough food to feed him or her?

Join me and many others in fighting world hunger this Thanksgiving by saving your spare change between now and Thanksgiving Day and donating it to The School Feeding Program, which is a division of the United Nation‘s World Food Program

Begin by choosing a meaningful cup and start emptying your jingling pockets and bulging wallets into it.

Search under your couch cushions for all of the spare change you can find and send your little children on a quest to find every lost coin hiding in your home and car.

Dig out your old purses and rescue the loose change that is waiting patiently at the bottom to be used for a wise purpose.

The change I found at the bottom of all of my purses. Translation: 23 school meals

The change I found at the bottom of all of my purses. Translation: 23 school meals

What might be clutter to you, could be a meal for a starving child.

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Participating Cups

On Thanksgiving Day add up your change, go to http://www.wfp.org and press the red cup donation button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

This will pull up the donation page. Be sure to click on the school feeding program button.

Last night I made a $10.00 donation to see how it works. I am happy to report it was as easy as pie 🙂 And my $10.00 donation will provide 40 school meals!

That is the best bang for any buck I have ever spent! On top of that I got an oxytocin rush that just keeps coming every time I think about how happy I am that I donated $10.00 instead of spending it at McDonald’s.

The School Feeding Program feeds over 20 million children each day, which is only a fraction of the vast need. Each nutritionally balanced meal is only 25 cents. That means when you spent $20.00 on sushi you could have fed 80 children. Shocking huh!

Hunger Facts

1.    870 million people do not have enough food to eat

2.    98% of the worlds undernourished people live in developing countries

3.    Asia and the Pacific have the highest number of hungry comprising 578 million people, followed by Sub-Saharan Africa with 239 million people, and then Latin America and the Caribbean with 53 million people

4.    Malnutrition is the key factor contributing to one-third of all global deaths (2.6 million per year)

5.    Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger related diseases

images6.  There is enough food in the world today for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life

PIONEERS OF PEACE WALK NOT JUST TALK

Walk with me. Please

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Spread the word that we can make a difference this Thanksgiving; a holiday in which we celebrate abundance and gratitude. How can we not share?

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Educate yourself by spending just 20 minutes watching the Ted Talk below