Giving Thankfully: Food

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When my children are hungry, I feed them.

Whether that means walking into my kitchen and making them a meal with food from the refrigerator or pantry or driving them to a restaurant, they never go hungry. Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many mothers around the world.

I am thankful for access to food for my children because one in eight people in the world do not have enough to eat. That’s 870 million people, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

This lack of nutrition affects children greatly. According to the same U.N. source above, children who are undernourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year, and poor nutrition plays a role in at least 5 million child deaths each year.

World Vision helps to combat this problem by training communities in agricultural practices and providing food to those in need.

You can help, too, by sponsoring a child through World Vision. Click here to see children available for sponsorship.

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