One Day to Feed the World
In our world 1.02 billion people are hungry. That’s one in seven that do not get enough to eat and of these, half are children. For the poorest among us, food has become unaffordable. Although most of the world’s hungry live in developing nations, hunger is a huge problem in this country also. With our continuing recession, more all the time are struggling with this. Consider these statistics:
- Every 3.6 seconds a person dies from hunger-related causes
- 16 million children die of hunger each year
- Every 6 seconds a child dies from lack of pure drinking water
- Hunger kills more people annually than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined
- In the United States, 17.2 million children do not get enough healthy food to eat
But there is good news: in just one day, you can make a difference.
What is One Day to Feed the World?
This is our opportunity to give one day of your annual wages to help the international organization Convoy of Hope feed hungry people. Because of Convoy of Hope’s generous corporate partners, every dollar given becomes $7 worth of food, water and supplies. These products are then placed into the hands of impoverished people throughout the world who are in desperate need. Taking part in One Day to Feed the World will:
- Help save the lives of poor and disadvantaged people throughout the world
- Feed hungry children and their families
- Provide comfort to disaster victims
Please consider supporting One Day to Feed the World during weekend services at Timberline on June 23rd and 24th when a special offering will be taken to support this mission. 100 percent of monies collected will remain in our community to help alleviate hunger in Northern Colorado.
It takes is one day’s worth of wages to make that kind of difference. One day just like any other.
One day of compassion. One day of sharing. One Day to Feed the World!
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. Isaiah 58:10
For more information see One Day to Feed the World.
Submitted by: Ron Hedrick, Local Missions: email@example.com