Global nutrition is ingredient needed to pull a generation out of poverty
A month ago, members from First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham (where I serve as Associate Pastor) partnered with another congregation to host a meal-packing event with the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. More than fifty people came together to pack 20,000 meals in two hours, meals that will go to feed hungry people in the developing world.
The event was fun – people of all ages were able to pitch in and feel like we were making a difference. But in our world of abundance, the need for such an event begs the question: why are nutrition interventions necessary? How is it possible that children still die from hunger, and far more still suffer from stunting or other hunger-related illnesses? What more can we do to help prevent this tragedy?