I know about hunger. Chronic hunger that makes your limbs ache, your head feel heavy on your shoulders and your muscles cry out in pain.
Hunger that claws away at your insides, burns your stomach and turns your hands blue.
Hunger that steals your sleep, your concentration and slows steals your mind.
Hunger that leaves you restless, hopeless, lifeless.
Hunger that slows down time. That makes every hour feel like an eternity.
Hunger that leaves you existing rather than living.
It’s not a subject we like to talk about. It’s not a subject I talk about. It’s just too horrific.
And so is this: 2 million children die from hunger every year. Yet the world produces enough food to feed everyone.
If I help.
If you help.
If we work together.
We can help prevent over 200 children dying of hunger every single hour.
This week I attended the launch of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign as a guest of a Save the Children. Over 100 charities across the UK have joined forces to put the issue of world hunger back on the agenda ahead of the G8 summit, when many of the world’s most powerful leaders will meet here in the UK.
These leaders have the power to change the future for millions of people who live with the day-to-day struggle against hunger. But that will only happen IF we get together and make enough noise to make them act.
The campaign focuses on four key issues: Aid, Tax, Land and Transparency, as there will be Enough Food for Everyone IF these issues are tackled successfully.
You can find out more at EnoughFoodIf.org. Please spread the word and sign up.
I’m adding my support to the IF campaign.