1 Billion people in the world suffer from hunger. 15 Million children die of hunger every year. That number is just staggering. In the U.S., 46% of African-American children and 49% of Latino children are considered chronically hungry.
You don't have to look to a developing nation to find hunger.
You see it on the street corners of every city in America. It's easy to just turn away when you see that face asking for help, pretending she's not there, ignoring her. Maybe you've been told it's not helping to give her money, she'll just buy booze, even though you feel like you want to help. Hunger affects your sense of hope. Feeling hopeless affects your soul.
Maybe the next time you see that person on the street, asking for help, you won't look away. Maybe, you'll ask her what happened and listen to her story. Maybe, you will give her money, food or a job. Maybe, next time, you will give her hope.
The name of the woman in these photos is Kelaya. She lives in San Francisco, CA. If you want to hear her story and help her, visit Tangobaby Blog.
These photos were taken by Julie, the author of Tangobaby.
Some organizations fighting hunger:
Changing The Present
Hunger And World Poverty