Most of us are lucky enough not to see the effects of the global hunger epidemic in our everyday lives, but it’s there, effecting one out of seven people on Earth. That’s why I’m starting this ongoing blog event that will give you a chance to flex your caring and creative muscles while helping to rid mankind of this blight.
- Over 1 billion people will not get enough to eat this year (that’s more than the population of the US, Canada and the EU combined)
- 25,000 mothers, daughters, fathers and sons will die TODAY from hunger and hunger related illness
- $0.25 is all it costs to provide a nutritious meal of porridge or beans to a hungry person.
To participate in Blog Away Hunger, just figure out how much you typically spend on a meal. Cook and post about a meal that cuts your regular budget. Then donate what’s left on the Blog Away Hunger team page at Friends of The World Food Program. Be creative, be resourceful, but most importantly have fun!
For example, I usually spend about $15 on ingredients for a meal, and I want to donate 2/3′s of that, so that means I’ll have a $5 budget for my Blog Away Hunger post and $10 left to donate. A $10 donation might not sound like much, but that will buy 40 meals for those in need
Because hunger is an ongoing problem, this will be an ongoing event. There are no deadlines, and you can participate as often as you’d like. I’ll post a roundup on the 15th of each month with all the submissions I receive, along with the total donated by all of you.
This is something everyone can participate in, if you’d like to be included in the roundup, please do the following.
In your post:
- List how much money you’ve saved that you’ll be donating
- Include the event banner below:
Send your submission firstname.lastname@example.org including the following info:
Blog name (if applicable):
URL of our post (if applicable):
Name of dish:
Amount of money donated:
If you’ve taken a photo of your creation, attach a photo.
About the WFP
The World Food Program is a branch of the U.N. who’s mission is to combat and prevent world hunger. Last year they helped 102 million people in 78 countries with 3.9 million tons of food. They are the only U.N. agency that does not receive regular allocations from the U.N. budget and rely on voluntary contributions for funding. Despite being the world’s largest humanitarian organization, they’re administrative costs are among the lowest of any aid agency, which means more of your donated money goes to feeding the hungry.