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September 18, 2018 – Hunger Hike 2018 – Beautiful Weekend for a Hike

September 10, 2018 – Hunger Hike is THIS Sunday — Join the Cause

September 4, 2018 – Hunger Hike 2018 Teams Up with Purdue Coaches

August 14, 2018 – Hunger Hike – Fighting Hunger with Heart & Sole

  • Hunger Hike 2018 Needs YOUR Support – Letter from Joe Micon

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Hunger Hike – News & Updates:

December 15, 2017 – Second Year Hunger Hike Tops $110,000

  • Hunger Hike 2017 Raises $110,083

October 21, 2017 – Hunger Hike – Dining for $$ – TODAY – ALL DAY

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October 18, 2017 –  Hunger Hike – Dining for $$ – THIS SATURDAY

  • Panda Express

October 3, 2017 – Hunger Hike – Dining for $$

  • TOMORROW – Get Your Burrito at Chipotle

September 26, 2017 – Hunger Hike – Dining for $$

  • THIS Thursday – Get Your Stir Fry at HuHOT
  • NEXT Wednesday – Get Your Burrito at CHIPOTLE
  • More – Dine Out for Hunger Hike – Dates
  • Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch
  • Hunger Hike – Make a Difference TODAY

September 22, 2017 – Hunger Hike – Dining for $$

  • TOMORROW – Get Your Fro-yo at RED MANGO
  • THURSDAY – Get Your Stir Fry at HuHOT
  • More – Dine Out for Hunger Hike – Dates
  • Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch
  • Hunger Hike – Make a Difference TODAY

September 19, 2017 – THIS WEEK – Hunger Hike – Dining for $$

  • THIS Thursday – Dine at Texas Roadhouse
  • THIS Saturday – Get Your Fro-yo at RED MANGO
  • More – Dine Out for Hunger Hike – Dates
  • Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch
  • Hunger Hike – Make a Difference TODAY

September 15, 2017 – Hunger Hike 25 is THIS WEEKEND

  • Hunger Hike 25 Weekend Schedule
  • Hunger Hike – Make a Difference TODAY
  • More Ways to Support HUNGER HIKE 2017
  • Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch

September 8, 2017 – Hunger Hike Countdown = 9 Days

  • Runners Needed – To Fight Hunger – HH5K Run
  • More Ways to Support HUNGER HIKE 2017
  • Dine Out for Hunger Hike – Save the Dates
  • Hunger Hike – Start Fundraising Today

August 23, 2017 – Media Event TOMORROW (8/24, 10:50 a.m.)

  • Hunger Hike Celebrates 25th Anniversary & Purdue Coaches are On Board to Fight Hunger
  • More Hunger Hike Information

August 21, 2017 – Hunger Hike 2017 – Get Started Today

  • Needed: Hikers, Walkers, Runner & Teams
  • 7 Things You Can Do NOW to Help
  • Hunger Hike’s Sponsoring Organizations

August 11, 2017 – Countdown to Hunger Hike


July 14, 2017 – Hunger Hike 2017 – Sunday, September 17


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Hunger Facts – 2018


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General Facts/Statistics

  • 1 in 8 people in Indiana struggle with hunger
  • An estimated 26% of individuals who are considered food insecure live in households that earn incomes above 185% of the poverty line, making them likely ineligible for most federal nutrition assistance programs.
  • Food insecure adults are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, and high blood pressure. They are also more likely to report mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, and poor general health. Seniors who are food insecure have a decreased capacity to maintain independence with aging.


Child Hunger Facts/Stats

  • 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger
  • 23,340, or 17.7%, of children in Food Finders’ service area struggle with hunger. In Tippecanoe County, alone, nearly 7,000 children struggle with hunger. More than a quarter of the 23,670 children do not qualify for federal nutrition programs, leaving Food Finders Food Bank’s programs as their only resource.
  • Children who face hunger are more likely to struggle in school and experience developmental setbacks. Kids who struggle to get enough to eat also face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma.
  • In addition to decreased intellectual and emotional development and poor academic performance, children living in food insecure households are at higher risk of poor physical and mental health. They are substantially more likely to be diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, asthma, mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, cognitive impairment, and behavioral disorders. They are also at higher risk of being hospitalized. These health problems and the resulting time demands placed on caregivers impact the ability of caregivers to maintain stable employment.
  • For more information on general hunger statistics, visit Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap site: click HERE 


Senior Hunger Facts/Stats

  • Indiana has one of the highest rates of senior hunger, with 11.7% of seniors struggling with hunger–that’s 631,800 seniors in Indiana. Women are disproportionately affected by food insecurity, 6 out of every 10 food insecure seniors are women.
  • Seniors struggling with hunger often have to make the difficult decision between paying for rent, medication, or transportation and food.
  • For seniors, lack of access to healthy foods, or even a stable diet, can lead to life threatening medical conditions, such disability, deteriorating health/ mental health conditions, serious infections, lengthy hospitalization, and malnutrition. The number one health condition caused by food insecurity among seniors is clinical (severe/major) depression. For more information on senior hunger, read The State of Senior Hunger, click HERE

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Introducing the Hunger Hike Keynote – Race Johnson


Purdue Football Alumnus to Give Keynote

Race Johnson, Purdue alumnus & former Boilermaker football player, will offer remarks to kick off this year’s Hunger Hike THIS Sunday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza (N 2nd Street, Lafayette). Throughout his life, Race has worked hard and has had a special commitment to serving his community as an individual, as an athlete and with his family and church — and he’s eager to share his story THIS Sunday.

Son of Bill & Jill Johnson, Race was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Carmel. Race has a younger brother, Steele, and younger sister, Hollyn. Steele is a diver at Purdue who has won four NCAA championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.

A high school athlete, Race joined the Purdue football team as a walkon in 2013. He was an Academic All-Big Ten player who played in three games in 2015, and eight games in 2016. Race earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University (West Lafayette) in May 2017. He is currently a member of the Lugar Real Estate Team in Indianapolis.

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Race and hear his remarks at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


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Introducing the Hunger Hike Co-chairs


Introducing the Hunger Hike 2018 Co-Chairs
Coach Sharon Versyp & Coach David Kucik

The Hunger Hike 2018 co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Dave Kucik (men’s & women’s crew & rowing).

Coaches Versyp & Kucik are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both have a high standard for their own work, hold their teams to a high standard and have a serious commitment to serving their community — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. As wonderful role models they will also be engaging the collegiate athletes on their teams in this Hunger Hike event.

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Coaches Sharon Versyp & Dave Kucik and hear their remarks at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


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Hunger Hike 2017 – Raises Over $110,000


Second Year in a Row – Funds Exceed $110,000

At a celebration this week, it was announced that the 25th annual Hunger Hike reached its goal. For the second year in a row Hunger Hike has raised over $110,000 — and for the third year, over $100,000.

The 2017 Hunger Hike total is $110,083 plus numerous gifts in kind. Each sponsoring agency received $36,694.

The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations: Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry; Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; and Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry. All major donors and event sponsors were also recognized.


 


A majority of the money comes from local churches ($58,498). The top six CHURCH fundraisers:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas ($36,932)
  • Bethany Presbyterian ($3,384)
  • Chapel of the Good Shepherd ($3,366)
  • St. Andrew United Methodist ($2,235)
  • Central Presbyterian ($1,155)
  • St. John’s Episcopal ($1,125)

The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:

  • Rob Pahl ($8,340)
  • Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP ($7,551)
  • Jane & Duane Sellers ($7,280)
  • Michael Lockwood ($4,250)
  • John Ginda ($2,705)
  • The Eros Family ($1,770)

The top organization/group TEAMS:

  • Purdue English Department Poets & Critics ($2,475)
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. ($1,060)
  • Purdue Boxing Club ($990)
  • Purdue Crew ($550)
  • Grandma’s Bunch ($862)
  • Alpha Gamma Delta – Beta Xi Chapter at Purdue ($275)

Special thanks to DIAMOND Level event sponsors:

  • the Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000)
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club ($5,500)

Total Hunger Hike corporate gifts totaled $30,488. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.



The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2017 will have a tremendous & immediate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history again this year at Hunger Hike.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend
— September 15 & 16, 2018 —


More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at www.hungerhike.org.
If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2018 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).


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Hunger Hike 2016 Raises $114,407


Hunger Hike Exceeds Fundraising Goal AGAIN!

Hunger HikeAt a celebration this morning, it was announced that Hunger Hike 2016 not only raised a record amount but also exceeded the 2016 fundraising goal. For the second year in a row the amount raised exceeded $100,000 — and for the fourth consecutive year it is the highest amount ever raised.

The 2016 total is $114,407 plus numerous gifts in kind.

Photos from this event may be viewed HERE.


Special thanks to Diamond Level event sponsors —

  • Walmart/Sam’s Club ($7,750)
  • the Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000)

Total raised through corporate gifts is $39,665. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.


A majority of the money comes from local churches and their fundraising efforts. The top church fundraisers this year are as follows:

The top organization/group teams are as follows:

  • Purdue Computer Science ($1,286)
  • Food Finders ($1,170)
  • Grandma’s Bunch ($862)

The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations —

Each sponsoring agency received $35,977.


The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2016 will have a tremendous & immediate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history this year at Hunger Hike.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend — September 16 & 17, 2017.

More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at www.hungerhike.org.

If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2017 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).


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Labor Day Weekend — To-Do List


LogoHunger Hike events are just two weeks away — and a lot of exciting things are planned for the Kick-off event and the 5K run. Hunger Hike gives YOU a chance to have a positive impact on your community AND have some FUN too! There’s a live DJ, Zumba, face painting, balloon animals, clowns, the Boilermaker Special, Purdue Pete & cheerleaders — and hot dogs, chips & water when you return from the 3K walk/hike.

Hunger Hike is also a wonderful team activity for your group. Each member raises money leading up to the big day — and the whole team gets together at Hunger Hike & celebrates their good work.


It’s a long weekend — so use this time to get started — and here is how in 8 easy steps:Hunger Hike 2014 - BR - 153 (853x1280)

  1. Go to First Giving— www.firstgiving.com
  2. Sign in (or create an account if this is your first time)
  3. Go to www.firstgiving.com/hungerhike/2016
  4. Click “Register” — select “one” for yourself — and follow the steps
  5. Join a “Team” or “Create” a Team
  6. Confirm your Fundraising Page
  7. Email all of your contacts asking them to support you and Hunger Hike.
    You may simply email a message and the link to your fundraising page to all of your contacts —OR—upload your email addresses and let First Giving do the work for you.
  8. Finally. Watch the donations come in — for you, for your team and for Hunger Hike!

If you choose to email your contacts outside of First Giving don’t forget to include the link to your fundraising page allowing your friends and family to donate to you online.


Also for your convenience, here is a sample message you may use or modify:

When I learned that millions of children go hungry, I decided to do something about it. I’m going to participate in the Greater Lafayette HUNGER HIKE and hope you will support me. I’m excited to be a part of this annual effort which raises funds for three nonprofits working to fight hunger locally, regionally & globally: Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Any amount you can give will help! Please dig deep and donate through me online. Donating is simple, fast, secure and tax-deductible. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I really appreciate it. Together we will be helping hungry children and families. You can learn more by going to the Hunger Hike website(www.hungerhike.org). Thanks!


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Call or email us if you need any help (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).
So — take a few minutes this long weekend and get started fundraising for Hunger Hike.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger.

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If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike sponsor.
For more information on how to become 2016 Event Sponsor, email hungerhike@lumserve.org.


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Quotes about Hunger

  • Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice. ~ Jacques Diouf
  • A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food. ~ Pearl S. Buck
  • 35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war. ~ Jeff Bridges
  • Food is our common ground. ~ James Beard
  • A hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of clothes you wore, but the world may be much different because you were important in the life of a child. ~ Author Unknown
  • A hungry man is not a free man. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  • This is the first generation in all of recorded history that can do something about the scourge of poverty. We have the means to do it. We can banish hunger from the face of the earth. ~ Hubert Humphrey
  • Food is national security. Food is economy. It is employment, energy, history. Food is everything. ~ José Andrés
  • America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child’s schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn’t make ends meet. Perhaps it’s an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America. ~ David Nasby, General Mills
  • As we talk about those who are starving in countries abroad, we have indeed all of the elements of a third world nation within our own borders. ~ Rep. Floyd Flake
  • Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. ~ Mother Teresa
  • Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve. ~ Jonathan Sacks, Jewish scholar
  • Eating alone is a disappointment. But not eating matter more, is hollow and green, has thorns like a chain of fish hooks, trailing from the heart, clawing at your insides. Hunger feels like pincers, like the bite of crabs; it burns, burns, and has no fur. Let us sit down soon to eat with all those who haven’t eaten; let us spread great tablecloths, put salt in lakes of the world, set up planetary bakeries, tables with strawberries in snow, and a plate like the moon itself from which we can all eat. For now I ask no more than the justice of eating. ~ Pablo Neruda, Chilean Poet
  • Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. ~ Saint Augustine
  • For now I ask no more than the justice of eating. ~ Pablo Neruda, Chilean Poet, Nobel Prize Winner
  • God, to those who have hunger, give bread, and to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice. ~ Prayer from Latin America
  • Growing numbers of corporate executives are aware of the inextricable link between the well being of our families and the well-being of our nation. Nowhere is this link manifest so strongly as with the problem of hunger. ~ Arnold Hiatt, Chair of the Stride Rite Foundation
  • Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year. ~ Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank
  • Hunger makes a thief of any man. ~ Pearl S. Buck
  • I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we’ve been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world. George McGovern
  • I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one. ~ Mother Teresa
  • I went to bed hungry many nights as a child. It was a Dream that dressed me up when I was ragged, and it was a Dream that filled me up when I was hungry. Now it’s my Dream to see that no child in this world ever goes hungry, certainly not here in America, the most bountiful country in the world. We can do better…we must! ~ Dolly Parton
  • If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~ John F. Kennedy
  • If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. ~ Buzz Aldrin
  • If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa
  • If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved. ~ Bono
  • In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry. ~ Sela Ward
  • Investment in the eradication of hunger today is a good business decision. If we fail to make this investment, it is doubtful that we can sustain healthy economic growth. Without this investment, our nation may disintegrate into a country sharply divided between those who have enough to eat and those who do not. ~ Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chair & CEO of Hasbro, Inc.
  • It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy. ~ Reverend David Beckmann, president of Alliance to End Hunger
  • It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. ~ George Eliot
  • Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those throughout the world who live and die in poverty or hunger. Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread; and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Amen. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  • Most of our citizenry believes that hunger only affects people who are lazy or people who are just looking for a handout, people who don’t want to work, but, sadly, that is not true. Over one-third of our hungry people are innocent children who are members of households that simply cannot provide enough food or proper nutrition. And to think of the elderly suffering from malnutrition is just too hard for most of us. Unlike Third World nations, in our country the problem is not having too little – it is about not caring enough! Write your elected representatives and promote support for the hungry. ~ Erin Brokovich
  • My motto in life is ‘If you think it, you can do it’ and if we all apply that thought we can end hunger the world over. ~ Dionne Warwick
  • Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. ~ George Orwell
  • One in four kids in the U.S. faces hunger. ~ Jeff Bridges
  • One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp. ~ Jeff Bridges
  • Others have questioned if hunger exists in our country; I can tell you that hunger does exist in this country. For many adults and children, going to sleep hungry is not a threat; it’s a regular occurrence. And it must end. ~ Former USDA Secretary Mike Espy
  • Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world. Pay attention to the poor. Pay attention to our responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother’s keeper… ~ George McGovern
  • Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. ~ Jonathan Kozol
  • Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it. ~ Carl Sagan, Cornell University
  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~ Muhammad Ali
  • Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes. ~ Curtis Jackson
  • The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well-off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery almost without noticing them. ~ Gunnar Myrdal
  • The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth, there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world on the day of that great revolution. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist
  • The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock–food for the well off–while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation. ~ Dr.Walden Bello, 2003 Right Livelihood Award winner
  • The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. ~ Norman Borlaug, biologist and humanitarian
  • The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it’s almost impossible to stamp out. ~ Plato
  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa
  • The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The victims of social injustice, since time eternal, have always been without the resources and the ability to fight back. They are defenseless and voiceless. Thee sad aspect of social injustice is that the defenseless and voiceless are the ones who most need a defense and a strong, vibrant voice. ~ Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician
  • The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation. ~ John F. Kennedy
  • There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry. ~ Ed Asner
  • There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
  • There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
  • To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man. ~ Alan Paton
  • Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. ~ Albert Camus
  • True evangelical faith, cannot lie dormant, it clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, it serves those that harm it, it binds up that which is wounded, it has become all things to all creatures. ~ Menno Simons, Founder of the Mennonites
  • Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. ~ Les Brown
  • We are a country that prides itself on power and wealth, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don’t turn away. ~ Lesley Boone, actress and social activist
  • We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. ~ Jimmy Carter
  • We must act together, as a united people… For the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Patricia Young, World Food Day Coordinator
  • When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread. ~ Desmond Tutu
  • When you are hungry, you can’t think about anything else. ~ Juana Janie Mendez, 17
  • When you sit in council, think not of yourselves not even of your generation. Think of those yet unborn, even unto the seventh generation, making all decisions with those generations in mind. ~ The Iroquois Confederacy cir. 1000 c.e.
  • Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn’t the bum on the street drinking Sterno; it’s the working poor. They don’t look any different, they don’t behave any differently, they’re not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that’s it. ~ Mario Batali