In one part of the world, people clear out their refrigerators every week, throwing out vegetables, meat, fish and more that they didn’t eat before the sell by date.
In another part of the world, families fill their bellies with low-nutritive meals or go hungry.
The food issues affecting the world are frequently in the news but the causes and effects seem disparate, hard to grasp and even harder to solve.
The world produces enough food for everyone, yet hunger kills more than 200 children every hour.
Now a coalition of charities has banded together and is spearheading a campaign to address underlying causes of hunger, with an unprecendented social media side that we can all take part in to make a difference.
This year the UK has the presidency of the G8. We need to make enough noise so that David Cameron will be compelled to use his position to take a lead on hunger. The PM has called a “special event” on hunger the day before the G8 – this is our opportunity.
So, how much time do you have to help end hunger?
Sign up to the petition urging leaders to take action and fulfill their aid pledges
And use this hashtag: #IF
Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/savechildrenUK
Help us tell a million that there is enough food for everyone. If we want to generate so much noise that our leaders have no choice but to act. Not enough people know that the world produces enough food for everyone.
How many people can you tell?
–> Share the Tell a Million video on Facebook/Twitter using the #tellamillion hashtag
–> Write a blog post or vlog about it. You can find loads of resources here www.savethechildren.org.uk/if/social-media-kit.
Join us in helping end world hunger. Our voices get the notice of politicians. The politicians act. That’s what we’re working toward.