Since starting my job in advertising I have had an amazing opportunity to work with Greater Chicago Food Depository. They are a food bank in Chicago that has incredible people working daily to solve hunger in Chicago. I cannot believe the generosity and kindness shown by these people. Did you know that 1 out of 6 people is food insecure? Let me say that again. ONE IN SIX PEOPLE IN AMERICA DOES NOT KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM. Food-- something we need to survive. Before I started working on this project I had these people labeled. I assumed that their need came from inability to work hard. How wrong I was. How foolish I feel for thinking that way! How un-Christlike my attitude was.
What I have learned over the past five months has completely changed my outlook on those that need help. These are your neighbors, your friends. People that have, because of circumstances outside their control, fallen into a state of bad luck. Thankfully there are people and charities that dedicate their life to helping. People that are championing the cause to end hunger because having hungry people in our country is just unacceptable.
I watched this TED talk and it really struck a chord with me. Please watch it. Share it with everyone you know. The way we think about charity is dead wrong. Find a charity somewhere that you believe in-- join a cause. If you have food in your fridge and bread on your table you are better off than so many.
Are there any great causes that you are a part of? Please share.