Tuesday, August 16, 2011
According to the UNICEF website, “Every 3.6 second one person dies of starvation. Usually it is a child under the age of 5.”
What is it like to go without food even for a day? You have to try and see. I remember the first time I fast on Lunar New Year Eve, the day that is often filled with a sumptuous feast in the Chinese culture, it was a day full of irritation and exhaustion as I tasted hunger for the very first time. That was my small glimpse into the suffering of a starving being.
Without food, there is no livelihood, growth or health. Food is medicine for the body. Through the practice of your generosity, you are giving the gift of health and hope to our fellow human friends. Even $10 is a tremendous help to the 1.4 billion people or nearly one quarter of the world's population who are forced to live every day on $1.50 for all their expenses including food, drink, health, housing, transportation and education.
Please support my 17 mile Walk to Feed the Hungry on September 11, 2011 in support of Buddhist Global Relief compassionate effort by visiting and sharing my campaign website: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/phangoh/bgrwalktofeedthehungrycabayareaevent