In my book Dawn’s Diamond Defense, written for Tweens and Teens, I focused on a challenge placed before my young lead character Dawn Davis. How to find a way to fill a desperate need to restock a community foodshelf.
Gathering food became a key part of the two-focal-point book (the other being a girls’ soccer team and their struggles to unite and strive for success on the field). The message was that despite an overwhelming issue like hunger, even one young person can make a difference in others’ lives. And working as a team makes the project even more successful.
Despite our nation’s recovery from the recession, 1 in 6 Americans (including 1 in 5 children) still face a food crisis.
Around the country, millions of people join in CROP walks (many this coming weekend, including one in Broomfield, CO., where I live) to try to do something about the crisis. And that’s just one way each of us can get involved and help keep people from starvation. Americans are the most generous people on earth, but sometimes we just don’t know where to start when it comes to doing something about an issue such as hunger. Here’s a link to getting involved in CROP walks. http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/PageServer?pagename=crop_main
And, here’s a link to other ways to help end hunger. Thanks for caring!