Made it to day five of Live Below the Line challenge! We have spent the past week and various days over the course of the last month looking at different elements of hunger and poverty. It is one thing to dwell on these important issues, and another to act. After this week, I know that I am definitely more aware of the difficult choices and that empty rumbling in your stomach that often accompany poverty. Hopefully, the seed of empathy and interest has been planted in you, as well. But how can one person make a difference?
In 2009, the Group of Eight (G8), a forum of eight of the world's largest economies, met and developed the L'Aquila Food Security Initiative. The Initiative committed $20 billion over three years towards addressing small-scale farmer productivity and food security. There still is a long way to go. Sign the ONE Campaign's petition for G8 leaders, meeting next week at Camp David, to take urgent action on confronting food security and malnutrition.
Read about more Food Security Initiatives.
And remember, you still have a chance to donate to the Rainforest Foundation!