It seems fitting that World Food Day (a day to raise awareness about eradicating world hunger) should fall just two days after our Canadian Thanksgiving. We have finished celebrating the abundance we have been blessed with, and now we turn our attention to the less fortunate. In our own communities and around the world, there are many who do not enjoy the food security that we take for granted. Today is a day to reflect on how we can make a difference in the lives of those who do not know where their next meal will come from, who may be suffering in the midst of poverty, drought, or war. It is a day to appreciate the comforts we have and help others, as we have been so blessed in North America and throughout the developed world.
Wondering how you can get involved? Support your local food bank, sponsor a child overseas, support organizations that are working to create food security in drought and war stricken countries. Depending on the area you live in, there are many other opportunities to help. I’d love to hear about how you are making a difference in your community, and around the world!