I am so heartbroken by this article that I cannot even write about it. I cannot even articulate the pain that my heart feels right now. I cannot believe that we are here in 2008 and reading about imminent famine in Ethiopia AGAIN. I don't even know what a true hunger pang FEELS like because I eat as soon as one comes on... if I even get to that point. I complain there's "nothing to eat in this house" because I don't like the choices, not because there really is nothing to eat. The poorest of the poor in America have access to food stamps and free food provided by agencies such as the Salvation Army.
Why should this THREE YEAR OLD child not have access to food and adequate shelter, the very basic needs for sustaining life that we have? This is my problem, it is your problem. And it's big. So what do we do about it?
Here is one thing you can do... donate your money to the UN World Food Program. You can donate to the Fill the Cup program where 25 cents will fill a cup of food for 1 child. A $15 donation will provide food for 10 children for one week! You can also designate the money to go to the Child Hunger program. Also when you complete your donation information please designate "Ethiopia" as the country you are wanting to help.