One of the biggest fears for a girl from the south side of Chicago is the potential threat of hunger from poverty. Growing up with people in our neighborhood who were suffering through hunger & poverty even while living in our wonderful nation was confusing. How could we have such a horrible situation when we are in the greatest country?
Yes, we are more blessed than many third world nations but when you are face-to-face with a mother who doesn't have the food to feed her child, you don't care anymore about where she grew up, who her parents are, or what put her in this situation. She's trying to do what she can to feed her baby. The programs meant for those in need are abused by some but there are many families who are truly desperate for more assistance.
Now we have to come to a realization that for every need there is an answer. The next question is whether or not we are going to do something about it and at what point in time.
Look for the movie "A Place at the Table" for more information regarding the hunger needs that exist in our very own backyard of the U.S.A. It is currently available on iTunes.