Day 28 – EAT: Five Minute Friday/ 31 Days of Writing

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Today is Day 28 of 31 Days of Writing and the prompt for Five Minute Friday is EAT.

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“Eat well – live well.”
Just as I was beginning to write, I heard this phrase on TC. Talk about synchronicity.
I hadn’t been sure what I would write about – food I enjoyed eating? Seemed kind of dull. For five minutes I could just write a list.
This phrase though made me aware of just how lucky I am – I don’t have to worry about where my next meal will come from or whether I will even have enough food for my family.
Hunger affects too many people. How soul destroying to have so little to eat, to always be hungry, to not have enough for your children.
We live in a world where too much wealth is concentrated in the hands of too few hands. There is absolutely no reason for there to be poverty or famine at all. Something really has to change.
Too many go to bed hungry. Too many rely on food banks.
As a teacher, I kept crackers, juice and fruit cups for those children who had little for lunch. Most schools have breakfast clubs so children can start school with food in their tummies. No children should go hungry – it does affect their learning.

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4 thoughts on “Day 28 – EAT: Five Minute Friday/ 31 Days of Writing

  1. I love that as a teacher, you kept things to give to your hungry students. Not long ago, we moved to a pretty wealthy part of the country. Most of the town drives nice cars and have big homes. I was shocked to find out how many students in the area were only getting one meal a day through the school system because of poverty. There was a man who raised up money and donated time to bring food to some of the students during the summer when school was out. I thought that was such a testimony. More of us need to be reaching out to those who need food. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Carrie. I know I was always shocked that so many children needed that little boost each day. Here we are, in rich countries and still children go hungry. So shameful, so sad.

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