Last night, as 39 of my fellow Minnesota bloggers and I gathered to pack food for “Feed My Starving Children” , we were asked the question, “what is the difference between hungry and starving?” The dictionary defines hunger as experiencing a desire or need for food, while starving is defined as: to suffer or die from extreme or prolonged lack of food. In fact, when you are starving, your body actually begins metabolizing, or eating itself. If you don’t get food, you will die. The only way to reverse the process is to give a starving body nutrients with which to rebuild itself.
We mixed together soybeans, chicken-flavored vitamins, vegetables and rice in small plastic bags to be sent to another country, possibly Haiti, to feed starving people. People like us. Children like our children. Together, in less than an hour, our group, along with three or four others, packed 13,824 meals: enough food to feed 38 people for a year. It is astonishing that so little effort can change, and possibly even save, so many lives. To learn more about Feed My Starving Children and how you can help, visit their website.