Can End Hunger QUOTES
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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.
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.
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.
people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
-- Pearl Bailey
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."
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.
I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no
schoolchild in this world goes hungry.
Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing – but it works miracles.
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.
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.
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.
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."
If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved
…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.
food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of
social justice are meaningless.
you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields
to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
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
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.
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
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.
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.|
"If we are going
to stop wars on this earth, we are going to have to make war on hunger our number
-- David W. Brooks, member, Presidential Commission on World
you cannot tackle hunger, disease, and poverty unless you can also provide people
with a healthy ecosystem in which their economies can grow.
A safe and nutritionally
adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable
development, especially in developing countries.
lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money.
I have repeatedly
stressed that we have the knowledge to reduce hunger and poverty.
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.
You cannot achieve
environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues
of health and nutrition.
"A hungry man can't see
right or wrong. He just sees food."
S. Buck (1892-1973)
makes a thief of any man."
S. Buck (1892-1973)
"There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their
-- Pearl S. Buck
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.
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
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. |
The best way to help people prevent hunger is in self help programs
"We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds
-- 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.
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 …
There is no finer
investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
-- Sir Winston
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.|
We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the
-- 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."
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