As poverty rates around the world continue to cause numerous social issues for millions of families, now is the time to step up and make a difference.
According to the USAID Campaign to End Extreme Poverty, which expresses the organization’s committment to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, “Since 1990, 700 million people have been able to escape extreme poverty and move toward a future of security and resilience.” So we are moving in the right direction, and thankfully,
For the first time in history, we have the tools, technologies and approaches to end extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child death, within two decades.
Now, is truly the time.
Every day millions of people around the world spend money on luxuries and items that are far from necessities, while others struggle to meet their daily needs to survive. In some countries, there are billionaires and millionaries that live lifestyles of extravagence and pleasure, while hundreds of their neighbors and thousands of their fellow citizens live in slums filled with people living on less than $1 a day. These contrasts should be shocking enough to evoke change, generosity, and the basic desire to help others, but in a world overwhelmed with media, products, and advertisements, we are often left desensitized to what the world really needs us to do.
Poverty and hunger are real issues that affect million of humans just like us every single moment of every single day. And yet, we rarely notice their struggles and do our part to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Our Supplemental Feeding Program is your chance, and ours, to step up and do our part to End Poverty and Hunger Around the World.
You don’t have to sacrifice the necessities of survival to take the pledge, all you have to do is give up one small luxury you indulge in, on one single day. Eat in instead of eating out one night, and pledge the $15 you would have spent on dinner to our campaign. Skip your morning cup of Starbucks, and pledge the $5 you would have spent on your favorite latte. There are plenty of things we spend money on each day, that can be sacrificed to feed a child who may otherwise not have the opportunity to be fed.