TAG: Hunger

The History Of Food Banks

The History Of Food Banks

The first food bank in the U.S., St. Mary’s, was established in 1967 in Arizona. The founder, John van Hengel, used to volunteer serving meals when he had the thought to do even more for his community. He heard one of the mothers at St. Vincent DePaul where he helped hand out meals say that she was only able to provide food for her children by searching through dumpsters at grocery stores and taking them to soup kitchens for free meals. This drove him to connect with others in the community to work out a system where those who had… read more

World Food Day – Celebrating Sustainable Foods

Celebrating Sustainable Foods

Food is center-stage in festivals around the world. It is often a staple in celebrations to gather around, from small parties to community events. Leaning about events that are held in honor of food and its essential role in nourishing the world helps to foster an appreciation for those who grow and catch our foods. Food festivals with sustainably and ethically grown edibles as the emphasis occur throughout the globe. The following are a few annual eco-centric food assemblies that are for great causes. Every March 22nd is International World Water Day. This event began in 1993 and seeks to increase awareness… read more

Playing Games To Stop Worldwide Hunger

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Freerice.com is a site that allows you to feed people in need while testing your skills with a variety of games. Starting is easy. Upon visiting the site’s homepage, there is already a question on display. All you have to do to begin is answer the question and more will follow, with various levels of difficulty. As you play, freerice.com donates 10 grains of rice for every question you answer correctly. You may be wondering how selecting the right answers in an online game translates to rice accumulation. Let me start by saying freerice.com is not stocked with rice enough… read more

Funding Wastefulness

Cleaning up waste

Statistics on annual waste, from everything regarding paper to energy, can be found for nearly every inefficient venture. The amount of discarded items left to be dealt with each year is contemptible, and the U.S. alone is responsible for tons of it. In the aftermath of the recent Presidential debates, seeing the signage littered all over lawns and roadways finally being removed was just another reminder of this disposable attitude. Calculations were that last year’s exhilarating election cost somewhere in the several billions, with each upcoming year undoubtedly destined to outspend the last. It is wasteful. In addition, it has been… read more