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WOW: Hunger




Monday, September 07, 2009
Dictionary.com defines OBG's Word of the Week (WOW) - hunger - as "a compelling need or desire for food" and "the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food." And since we've all been hungry at one time or another, we can all relate...on some level, anyway.
According to Bread for the World, 1.02 billion people across the world are hungry and almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day. Hunger manifests itself in many ways other than starvation and famine. Most poor people who battle hunger deal with chronic undernourishment and vitamin or mineral deficiencies, which result in stunted growth, weakness and heightened susceptibility to illness.
So the next time you fulfill a hunger pang or are asked to contribute a can of food to a food drive or to volunteer at a soup kitchen, consider how fortunate you are to be able to provide food for your family and maybe give just a little more. You really might help save a life.

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