They don’t care about hunger

By Ed Nicholson

Oh, if you’re reading this, I imagine you care.  But you’re not "them." 
It’s not that we’re an uncaring nation.  Think about what happened after 9-11 or Katrina.  People gave blood and dollars.  Donated time and talent. 
Why did they care about these things?
I think it was because these events hit close to home. It was so easy to think, "There but for the grace of God…" with every graphic image.
When we’re given a reason to care, we can pour it on.
Hunger hasn’t hit close to home with enough people.   They think it’s something that happens in other communities, to other people–people they don’ t know.  We know that’s not the case.
I’m told there’s research that indicates people care about hunger.  I believe that.  It’s not that people couldn’t care less about hunger.
It’s that they need to care more.  They  need to care differently.

Tomorrow:  What do you know?

One Reply to “They don’t care about hunger”

  1. Cheryl


    Interesting…what role, then, do the media play in getting people to care? Obviously Katrina and 9-11 had a lot of consistent and graphic media coverage. Should the media be involved in identifying and promoting causes of concern?

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