Starving for Change

By Stephen Cao

21,000 people die of hunger alone, every single day. Yet, despite this fact, there are 3.6 million tons of food being thrown away all across the world daily. This much food can feed the entire population of undernourished people. Farmers produce enough food for 10 billion people, then why does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds? In fact, by the time you finish reading this short article, about 30 people have already passed away from starvation. That’s how many children there are in a full sized classroom. Really scary, isn’t it? Wealthy governments aren’t doing much about this either and international organizations also have a hard time getting donations either. In this day and age, people are not doing a lot because they hear about it too much, and things like this happens a lot in western countries. For instance, when a couple of people die of starvation in the states, almost everyone finds out, and their deaths are put on the front cover of the news, but when tens of thousands of children and adults die a day in third world countries, their deaths almost go unnoticed. The only people who can help them is you. You can give donations to organizations like the Red Cross or UN. On average, an average household wastes about 600 dollars per year on food, and instead of overbuying groceries, people can use this money to donate and could possibly save a family for a year. You have the power to save lives. Go make a difference.