I first heard of this organization in relation to the efforts to assist Haiti after the earthquake, and I’ve heard mention of them several times these past two weeks. In visiting their website, I was struck by their goal: eradication of hunger. No high-falutin’ language — to the point. And that is the impression I got of this organization, which packages highly nutritious meals at low cost using all-volunteer labor. And because I was thinking about gender issues this week, I also liked that one of the first facts they mention in regard to why they do what they do, is that,More than 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women (Source: The State of Food Insecurity in the World, FAO, 2006) “.
In reading about this organization, it is obvious that many of those who participate in the Kids Against Hunger mission do so because of their religious beliefs. However, I appreciated their statement: ” Kids Against Hunger is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group and does not discriminate on any basis when distributing its meals. Some of the organization’s volunteers and affiliates are driven by their love of God and helping to feed all of His children, but all religions and non-religious groups are welcome to volunteer, donate, and help in any way.”