By Ed Nicholson
A lot of people know the statistics about hunger. They sincerely believe something should be done.
They know it in their heads. A lot of people know enough to talk about it. But they’re not doing anything about it.
They just need to know it from the neck down to really be motivated to do something.
The people who know the most about how hunger are those who know it in their stomachs. The people who have actually experienced it in their lifetime. I can’t lay claim to this experience, but some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met can.
Then there are those who know it in their hearts. They’ve been touched by what they’ve seen up close and personal. All the statistics, even well-told poignant stories don’t deliver this experience.
Finally there are those who know it in their feet. They walk the talk. They get out and do. Most often they’re the quiet, unsung heroes we refer to as Hunger All-Stars.
The solution to end hunger needs people who think and talk. But it more desperately needs people who feel and walk.
How can we more effectively move knowledge of hunger from peoples’ heads into their hearts?
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