How to Use the Triple “A’s” of Hunger for World Food Day
By Rick McNary

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I mindlessly stirred my cold coffee with a swizzle stick.  Having just returned from refugee camps in the Horn of Africa to which thousands were fleeing, the enormous numbers of hungry people left me discouraged.  Even though we at Stop Hunger Now will engage over 150,000 volunteers to package over 25 million meals this year, it is still not enough to feed the billion that are hungry.

My wife interrupted my melancholy: “Faced with a difficult task at work, we say to each other, ‘Well, at least we’re not trying to solve global hunger.’ Yet, that’s what you do every day. No wonder you’re discouraged.”

I contemplated her observation and finally came to this conclusion:  No, I’m not trying to solve global hunger; I’m trying to inspire others to help solve it.  That was a liberating moment for me.

That is my passion: Providing others the capacity to help solve global hunger.  With that in mind, here are my Triple “A’s” of Hunger and how they can assist you for World Food Day.

Awareness

·         Share the latest stats about hunger with at least ten people.

·         Like World Food Day on Facebook to be kept informed and to receive photos, facts and actions to share with your network.

·         Speak at a club, a class, or a small group.  Educational resources: Agricultural  Cooperatives: Key to Feeding the World and multimedia resources.

Action

·         Check out this list of things to do.

·         Tell us what you are doing this World Food Day. 

·         Upload your photo and show the world why you care about hunger.

·         Find or register an event

Advocacy

·         Find someone that’s struggling and help them get assistance.

·         Do your state and federal legislators make hunger a priority? Ending hunger at home and around the world is possible. Write a letter and tell your leaders to make it a priority.

 

Rick McNary serves as Liaison for Government, Private Sector and University Relations for Stop Hunger Now.

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@SheltonMercer tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-13 13:07:53 -0400
#WorldFoodDay @faowfd Oct. 16 . A @stop_hunger_now meal packaging event is a great way to celebrate http://t.co/6KplXsZi /via @rickmcnary
@SheltonMercer tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-13 13:05:56 -0400
Celebrate World Food Day on Oct. 16 @faowfd. An @stop_hunger_now meal packaging event is a great way to do something. http://t.co/CYD4HIgN
@rickmcnary tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-12 17:00:50 -0400
Celebrate World Food Day on Oct. 16 @faowfd. An @stop_hunger_now meal packaging event is a great way to do something. http://t.co/CYD4HIgN
@Stop_Hunger_Now tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-10 16:21:24 -0400
World Food Day is Oct. 16. Read my blog on @faowfd site about "How to Use The Triple A's of Hunger". @stop_hunger_now http://t.co/CYD4HIgN
@rickmcnary tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-08 17:00:25 -0400
Celebrate World Food Day on Oct. 16 @faowfd. An @stop_hunger_now meal packaging event is a great way to do something. http://t.co/CYD4HIgN
@rickmcnary tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-05 20:00:58 -0400
World Food Day is Oct. 16. Read my blog on @faowfd site about "How to Use The Triple A's of Hunger". @stop_hunger_now http://t.co/CYD4HIgN
@rickmcnary tweeted link to this page. 2012-10-05 14:11:02 -0400
How to Use the Triple “A’s” of Hunger for World Food Day @faowfd http://t.co/goyuqGTd