Today is World hunger day.
Rather than talk to you about food I’ve made, or love – I want to use this blog post to talk about how lucky we are and how grateful we should be to not only be able to eat food, everyday – but have a say about what we eat and don’t eat.
In the developed World we are so so lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy food. We can savour it, for us it’s beyond a necessity for survival – it’s a treat, an indulgenance. We have clean water on tap. Money to buy food, and electricity and gas to cook it safely. We have equipment to prepare and store food hygienically. We’ll not go hungry. Tonight we’ll all go home, and open our fridges to find something to cook. We’ll nip to the shop and wander round aisle and aisle of convenient and tasty food… some of which will be thrown away at the end of the day. All the while, millions of people around the World are starving. Adults and children dying because they can’t find a morsel of nutrients to keep their body alive for one more day. It makes me feel sick for ever feeling like I don’t have enough.
Every 3.6 seconds someone dies from starvation. RIGHT NOW someone is dying from starvation. Right now a child will be dying from starvation.
Neither you or me can change the World in a day – but we can do our bit to support the change. I’ve picked my charity. I give money to Unicef every month. If you earn a good wage and give nothing away, maybe it’s time you picked one too. Just a few quid each month could safe a life. You could save someone’s life. How amazing is that.
Hayley Jayne x