Food Bank: A Global Perspective

1 08 2008


photo courtesy of PatL

The picture above is the one I started to use for my last post, but the comment attached to it was just too powerful to ignore. Clearly after reading it you will agree that it deserves it’s own post. So, at the risk of being called a plagurist, I’m reproducing the entire comment of the person who provided me with the photo I was going to use for that post. There is not a single thing that I can add to what PatL says there.

Here is a link to PatL’s photostream on Flickr.

Please be careful the next time you complain of being bored with your eating habits, or claim there’s ‘nothing’ in your fridge to eat.

“Rice and money – mundane things, right? According to the World Bank, 2,700,000,000 people (2.7 billion, nearly half the world’s population) live below the poverty line, earning less than $2US per day. And rice is the sole or primary sourced of food for almost half the world’s population as well, with estimates of annual consumption ranging as low as 100kg per person.

Not quite 10 oz. of rice per person per day is consumed by half the world’s population as their primary form of nourishment.Sources: aDollaraDay and Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

$2 per day. And 10oz. of rice per day. That’s a budget that NOONE should have to live within! Take a moment and think about how many times you can divide the number 2 into the amount of money you spent today…

@W

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15 08 2008
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