September 25, 2012

Why Care?

Yesterday on Facebook, we posted this picture. It's part of a movement started at Auburn University that is spreading, and we want to invite you to be a part of it, too! 

So, what's it all about?....
"The Why Care? campaign is an international campaign initiated by a group of students to spark a global conversation about hunger. They began by asking themselves and their peers, “Why should we care about hunger?” This question challenged them to come up with a viable, yet personal, reason to care and to become invested in finding solutions to this global challenge. It might seem like a small act, but solving hunger begins with people like you and me coming together to say: we care."

The campaign has grabbed the attention of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The goal is to create a movement and inspire a generation to reach out, help others and let them know "WE CARE!" . They would love to collect 10,000 photos by World Food Day on October 16th.

For us at R-I, we see hunger almost every day. Each week, we work with women at Friendship Mission where the homeless and poor line up every day for a meal, and the lines are getting longer.

To get involved, upload a picture of yourself or your friends to the Why Care Facebook page and tell Why Care why you care about hunger!

Join the movement and spread the word!

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