Help End World Hunger #FillTheCup

As a child, when I didn’t clean my plate, my mother would say, think of the starving children in China or Africa. That meant little to me as I looked at my overstocked refrigerator and pantry. Even back then, world hunger was rampant. I’m just more aware of it now and the organizations that help to end it. One of them is the World Food Program and its Fill The Cup Campaign.

The WFP uses a Red Cup for its strong imagery. The meaning behind it is filling that cup feeds a child with a healthy meal. And it only costs 25 cents for a meal of porridge, rice or beans. When you see what that meal means to a child facing hunger, it will touch your heart and hopefully make you want to open your wallet.

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How the Red Cup Helps

World Food Program - Fill the CupEducation: Healthy meals at school encourage children to attend. When eaten as breakfast, they help increase concentration and improve learning.

Health:  Nutritious meals can end the health effects caused by hunger and malnutrition. Hunger causes many health problems for children – anemia, fatigue, headaches, stunted growth, frequent colds, etc.

“When a person is not getting enough food or not getting the right sort of food, malnutrition is just around the corner. Disease is often a factor, either as a result or contributing cause. Even if people get enough to eat, they will become malnourished if the food they eat does not provide the proper amounts of micronutrients – vitamins and minerals – to meet daily nutritional requirements. “

Emotional Well-Being – Just take a look at some of the children who have a red cup filled with food. They are smiling. They are jumping for joy. They feel self-worth.

Feel good about yourself by making a donation, sending out a tweet, writing your own blog post or updating your Facebook page. Share the news about the World Food Program and their Fill the Cup campaign.

You can read the statics about hunger, but I hope that you’ll focus on how this issue touches your heart and do something about it.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was tagged by Jessica of Found The Marbles to take part. And I did so willingly.

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. Aww! What a wonderful organization. It breaks my heart to hear of people going hungry, especially children.
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  4. In our world of excess it is so important to remember that there are those who don’t have enough.
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  6. What an awesome thing to do! Off to go donate!
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  7. What an amazing charity! Especially at this time of year it’s nice to help out those less fortunate.
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  8. Its so easy to take what we have for granted. Thank you for sharing this information especially with this being the season for giving.
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  9. Sending out a tweet, this is such an important cause.
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  10. What a wonderful program. I love hearing about all the ways to give back this time of year.
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  11. That a great cause! Thanks for sharing and letting us know all know.
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  12. What a great ogranization! Seems like the red cup is creating the imagery needed for helping others.
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  13. This is amazing. There are so many children who are food insecure in the world.
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