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If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
-- Buzz Aldrin

* There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.
-- Ed Asner

* A man not only needs to know how to fish, he needs to have the freedom to do it and a place to do it. That's where community comes in. We have to help each other, and we feel government has a very important role therein.
-- Bill Ayres

we want to take people's success stories and re-write the ''story'' of hunger. There are things that have been working, and things we know can work. It may once have seemed like a hopeless story, but we're changing it to a hopeful one. This is healing on a social level.
-- Bill Ayres

Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
-- Pearl Bailey

"It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy."
-- Reverend David Beckmann

We are a country that prides itself on power and weatlh, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don't turn away.
-- Lesley Boone

* I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.
-- Drew Barrymore

* Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing – but it works miracles.
-- Drew Barrymore

School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrollment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures of poor countries around the world in a profound way.
-- Drew Barrymore


* The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world's food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock--food for the well off--while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation.
-- Dr.Walden Bello

The American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry. A diet higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other meat is not just healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry.
-- Dr.Walden Bello

* We spoke out, committed civil disobedience, and went to jail because the peace hangs senselessly and precariously upon weapons costing billions to build and billions to improve — weapons which become more useless as we add to their destructive force. With this money we could have fed the world's people. Half the children on earth go to bed hungry — millions more have retarding and stunting protein deficiencies. Instead of building the peace by attacking injustices like starvation, disease, illiteracy, political and economic servitude, we spend a trillion dollars on war since 1946, until hatred and conflict have become the international preoccupation."
-- Daniel Berrigan

* "Our work seeks to focus attention on the necessity of developing security for the global village, meeting its need for clean air, water, food and a healthy habitat, as well as fostering clarity of vision on cooperation and development."
-- Rosalie Bertell

* If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved
-- Bono

* …the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
-- Norman Borlaug

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.
-- Norman Borlaug

If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
-- Norman Borlaug

When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.
-- Beau Bridges

* One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.
-- Jeff Bridges

35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don't know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we'd be at war.
-- Jeff Bridges

Public charities, foodbanks and church pantries are doing more than ever before, but they can't keep up with the need. We can never end hunger only through the wonderful work of local charities. Like other Western democracies, we must end our national problem of hunger through national and political leadership. Charity is nice for some things, but not as a way to feed a nation. We don't protect our national security through charity, and we shouldn't protect our families and children that way either.
-- Jeff Bridges

America and Americans always rise to the occasion. If we say we are going to stamp out hunger, I believe we will.
-- Christie Brinkley

* Most of our citizenry believes that hunger only affects people who are lazy or people who are just looking for a handout, people who dont' want to work, but, sadly, that is not true. Over one-third of our hungry people are innocent children who are members of households that simply cannot provide enough food or proper nutrition. And to think of the elderly suffering from malnutrition is just too hard for most of us. Unlike Third World nations, in our country the problem is not having too little – it is about not caring enough! Write your elected representatives and promote support for the hungry.
-- Erin Brockovich

* Many people think that hunger is unavoidable in any society, even a society that is blessed with great abundance. That is not true. The European community does not have widespread hunger. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders.
-- Pierce Brosnan

"If we are going to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number one priority."
-- David W. Brooks, member, Presidential Commission on World Hunger

* you cannot tackle hunger, disease, and poverty unless you can also provide people with a healthy ecosystem in which their economies can grow.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I have repeatedly stressed that we have the knowledge to reduce hunger and poverty.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
-- Gro Harlem Brundtland

"A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food."
-- Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

"Hunger makes a thief of any man."
-- Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

* "There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their food."
-- Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

* Peace is no mere matter of men fighting or not fighting. Peace, to have meaning for many who have known only suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health, and education, as well as freedom and human dignity - a steadily better life. If peace is to be secure, long-suffering and long-starved, forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.
-- Ralph J. Bunche

* People don't see hunger in front of them so they are not directly affected. What I am doing is connecting young people to the issue
-- Lauren Bush

"School feeding is a great tool to encourage education and provide food aid to children born into extremely impoverished situations. The kids in school being fed by WFP are empowered by their school meal to learn and better their lives!"
-- Lauren Bush

* When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
-- Archbishop Helder Camara

* The best way to help people prevent hunger is in self help programs
-- Wallace Campbell

* "We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry."
-- Jimmy Carter

* If we can muster up that degree of commitment and get away from the uniquely American perception that if something can't be done immediately it isn't worth doing, then I think the Hunger Movement, this small but growing minority of us, can have a truly significant impact.
-- Harry Chapin

What is needed is a marriage of two impulses, a coupling of the urge to do something positive with the willingness to constantly re-evaluate how effectively our actions lead to our goal - that of ending world hunger …
-- Harry Chapin

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

To think that one child would go to bed hungry somewhere in this country is heartbreaking... to know how many do is virtually incomprehensible. This is not only a problem that exists in the far reaches of the globe. It happens right here in our own backyard. Together, as concerned citizens, we must do more to make sure every child's needs are met.
-- Katie Couric


* In a nutshell, this United Nations non-profit organization [World Food Programme] feeds millions of starving children at schools in third world countries as an incentive for them to attend school, which in turn might better their futures. They do so much more but I was so struck by this story.
-- Sheryl Crow
* We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the hoping.
-- Penelope Cruz

* "UNICEF is helping mothers realize their dreams for the future — a future in which the basic needs for a child’s survival: food, clean water and simple health care — are guaranteed."
-- Jane Curtin


We Can End Hunger

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World Food Day / End Hunger Day - October 16




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