We believe one of the biggest challenges facing the hunger movement is the inability of people to recognize food insecurity in their own communities. As the recent FRAC/Tyson study on perceptions of hunger confirmed, many believe hunger is something that happens somewhere else, to someone else.
We’ve begun producing a series of video testimonials from now-successful people who at one time in their lives experienced food hardship. The goal is to break down common stereotypes; promote the understanding that any of us, at any time, could find ourselves in a situation in which we might need help.
Laura Rhea, CEO of the Arkansas Rice Depot, has an incredibly compelling testimony. She turned her personal experience with hunger into a career in service of feeding those in need.
Do you know someone who has a similar story to tell? If so, we might be interested in recording their testimony for the KNOW Hunger video series. Watch this space for more videos in the coming weeks.