Did you know that in 2015 21.5 million kids received free or discounted lunches at schools in the US?
These are children who have qualified for some form of assistance based on financial need of their families.
In too many cases, this free or assisted lunch might be the only meal these kids eat all day (or at the very least it might be the only nutritious meal they eat all day).
Imagine going to school starving. Imagine going home and knowing there wont be any food till tomorrow. How can we expect people to learn when they are starving?
This is happening in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. This is happening in a country where people claim to care about others.
Admittedly, it’s easier to stay in our own little bubble of a life and not worry about “other peoples problems” but these are everyone’s problems.
Either we can continue to pretend this isn’t a problem or we can open our eyes, and start to do something about it.
The next time you complain about not being able to find your favorite brand of a product, think about the people who don’t have anything to eat at all, it might add some perspective to all of our lives.
Have a great day (but realize not everyone will)