“What’s for dinner?”
It’s a commonly asked question — one that you’ve probably heard many times and maybe even asked yourself! The answer is usually a simple one.
But for many mothers and fathers around the world, the answer to that question is a sad response:
Food is one of our most basic necessities; yet, every year chronic hunger kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS combined.
But you can make a difference. For $120, you can provide food for a child’s first 1,000 days of life — through 2020! That breaks down to just 12 cents per day!
Today is World Food Day, a day to bring awareness to the countless that are affected by global food shortages. Most of the world’s hungry live in conflict zones, making it almost impossible to buy or grow nutritious foods.
But when you provide enough food for a child’s first three years, you give him a chance at a healthy future.
You can help a mother in Africa or a father in India finally have a positive reply when a child asks what’s for dinner.
In Matthew 14, Jesus’ disciples asked Him what was for dinner. Jesus had spent a long day healing the sick. As evening came, His disciples came to Him and said:
“… send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” (Matthew 14:15, ESV)
But Jesus had compassion on the crowd. Instead of sending the hungry away, He used a small portion of food to perform a miracle and feed over 5,000 men, women, and children. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus is found feeding the physically and spiritually hungry.
For $120, you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and feed a hungry child. Just 12 cents a day will provide nutrition for his first 1,000 days of life.
You can make an incredible difference this World Food Day.