“A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.”– Pearl S. Buck
“We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.”– Jimmy Carter
“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.”– John F. Kennedy
“When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.”– Desmond Tutu
“The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.”– Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet
“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”– Margaret Mead, American anthropologist
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“For now I ask no more Than the justice of eating.”– Pablo Neruda, Chilean Poet, Noble Prize Winner
“Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.”– Jacques Diouf, Food and Agricultural Organization Director-general
The lessons of the nation’s past tell us that liberty and justice cannot be secured for ourselves and kept from others without turning sour. Because we have cherished liberty for others, this country has sacrificed enormously (if not always wisely) in lives and material resources. We have not cherished justice as much. But justice and equality are no less a part of the nation’s ideals, and we build on them by exercising them in our relationship with others. When we are rich and others are hungry or impoverished beyond description, justice calls for ending this imbalance.
— Art Simon, Founder – Bread for the World
The victim of starvation burns up his own body fats, muscles and tissues for fuel. His body quite literally consumes itself and deteriorates rapidly. The kidneys, liver, and endocrine system often cease to function properly. A shortage of carbohydrates, which play a vital role in brain chemistry, affects the mind. Lassitude and confusion set in, so that starvation victims often seem unaware of their plight. The body’s defenses drop; disease kills most famine victims before they have time to starve to death, An individual begins to starve when he has lost about a third of his normal body weight. Once this loss exceeds 40 percent, death is almost inevitable.– TIME MAGAZINE
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.”– Buzz Aldrin
Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year.” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
There is only one rule by which to judge if God is near us or is far away – the rule that God’s word is giving us today:
everyone concerned for the hungry, the naked, the poor,
for those who have vanished in police custody,
for the tortured,
for all flesh that suffers,
has God close at hand.
We have the ability, we have the means, and we have the capacity to eliminate hunger from the face of the earth. We need only the will.”– President John F. Kennedy
This is the first generation in all of recorded history that can do something about the scourge of poverty. We have the means to do it. We can banish hunger from the face of the earth.– Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Hunger is a political condition.
The earth has enough knowledge and resources to eradicate this ancient scourge. Hunger has plagued the world for thousands of years. But ending it is a greater moral imperative now than ever before, because for the first time humanity has the instruments at hand to defeat this cruel enemy at a very reasonable cost. We have the ability to provide food for all within the next three decades.– Senator George McGovern preface of THE THIRD FREEDOM ENDING HUNGER IN OUR TIME
When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazil
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
— Saint Augustine
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about reform. Those who are really earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.
— Susan B. Anthony
The only sound worst than that of a dying child is the sound of your child dying. RAB
Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.– Anne Frank
I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.
So you begin…I began. I picked up one person — Maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person I wouldn’t have picked up 42,000. Just begin…one, one, one.
— Mother Teresa
THE WORK OF CHRISTMAS
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken
To feed the hungry
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations
To bring peace among brothers
To make music in the heart.– Howard Thurman – (1900-1981)