You've seen starving children in faraway countries on your TV, but there are probably desperately hungry kids in your own hometown.
Starvation is a worldwide epidemic that affects children of all ages and nationalities. While it's a significant problem in third-world countries, hunger sometimes tends to go ignored in the United States.
Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to feeding starving children in more than 60 countries around the world. And 2008 was a successful year -- more than 300,000 Feed My Starving Children volunteers provided more than 70 million meals to children in various countries [source: Feed My Starving Children]. A monetary donation would obviously make a big difference for this organization, but you don't have to limit yourself to sending money. Feed My Starving Children has local agencies all throughout the country, and all you have to do is find a location and donate your time.
Although helping a child in the Feed My Starving Children organization is a step in the right direction, it's not the only step you can take. There are also several organizations that are focused primarily on helping starving children in the United States.
Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization that feeds children in America, works to help provide food (and educational supplies and daily necessities like soap, shampoo and toothpaste) to children of neglect, abuse and natural disasters. There are many ways to help this organization, such as:
- You can donate your vehicle to deliver food.
- You can sponsor a child, helping to ensure the child has food and other necessities.
- You can go on missions to specific areas.
[source: Feed the Children].
Whether you want to help children in foreign countries or you want to make an impact right here at home, you can. Not everyone sits down to a healthy meal every night, but you can help change that.
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