On December 1 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back and showing the true meaning of the holiday season. It’s a chance to fight hunger at home and abroad.
A great way is to feed “silent guests” at your meals. Just imagine a starving war refugee from Syria or Iraq as a guest at your table. Or imagine a hungry person from war-torn South Sudan with you when you go for breakfast.
To feed your “silent guest,” just make a donation to pay for the cost of the food. You can send it to a charity fighting hunger. Even just one dollar can produce several meals for a charity to feed the hungry.
There are even new, easy ways to donate like with the SharetheMeal app, which allows you to send funds to the World Food Programme with just a touch on your smartphone.
You can also use Charity Miles while you are walking or running to donate to Feeding America or the World Food Programme.
The need is so great. Two reasons stand out. One is the fact we have more refugees now than anytime since World War II. There are so many hungry and displaced people aid agencies cannot keep up.
There effects of El Niño weather pattern is leading to substantial drought conditions in Ethiopia and Central America. This is causing millions more people to need food assistance.
Giving Tuesday opens a month which should be about giving and spreading holiday joy. You can do this by feeding “silent guests” at your meals and donating to fight hunger.