Fighting World Hunger with Your Favorite Food
“Finish your food. There are starving children in (insert name of a poor country).”
Whenever my parents used this line on me, I’ve always wondered how polishing off my plate would help a starving child elsewhere. There just doesn’t seem to be a logical connection between the two statements apart from bludgeoning me with guilt at dinnertime.
The World Food Program tries to create a more positive link between what we eat and how we can help in fighting hunger through WeFeedback.org. On the website, you can type in your favorite food and its estimated cost, and the feedback calculator will determine how many children it can feed. You can then donate that amount to the WFP for its school feeding programs.
The WFP provides school meals to about 22 million children in 60 countries each year.