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$2 per week can feed a nation

$2 is a dollar less than a single Starbucks grande late.
$2 is a dollar less than a single McDonald’s Big Mac.
$2 is less than a single RedBull energy drink.

What is the cost of hunger?
$2 can buy a can of soup that will provide a family diner.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 300 million people in the United States. According to WorldHunger.org, in 2010 there were over 17.2 million households that were not getting enough food. If you figure that a household size is 3.14 people, that is 54 million people who need food. That means that there are over 245 million people who are doing just fine in the fridge department.

So what does that mean to you and me? It means that we have it within our power to help out our fellow man and woman. Don’t just stand by the sidelines and say “this is terrible, someone should do something about this”. We are “someone”. It means that if we donate just 1 non-perishable food item a week per person in your house, we can provide almost 5 meals per person in need of food each week. I know that does not sound like much, but to those that need the food, it is a lot.

If you want, you can buy your mocha-caramel-frapa-upsidedown late with whip-cream. Nobody is stopping you. I just ask that you also buy a $2 food item and donate it. I can guarantee that no matter where you are, there is some sort of organization near you that will gladly accept your food donation. It may be a church (it doesn’t matter if you don’t believe in religion, believe in your fellow man) or a food bank. Whatever it is, donate. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the areas near you had the problem of overflowing food donation carts?

I also noticed that I had 1 follower who is in Australia. So here are some statistics for you.

The population of Australia is just over 23.2 million people. According to FoodBank.org.au, about 2 million people rely on food donations. If each Australian donated one non-perishable food item per week, that can provide 10 meals per person in need of food each week.

A website that covers donations for Australia, UK, Canada and U.S. is http://www.foodtodonate.org/

Hurray! We can now feed ourselves! Now what about the world you say? Who cares, what’s in it for you? … Oh, right, helping our fellow man. Check out http://www.wfp.org/