Quote from the article: “I’m a Christian preacher, so it’s my job to remind people that God loves you and me and everybody, including single moms who have trouble feeding their kids — and Somali moms who have trouble keeping their kids from dying of hunger.”Amen…enough said. What are our values?
Matthew 25: 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
From Sojourners Magazine:
On Monday, Bread for the World Institute released the 2012 Hunger report, a 194-page guide on how we should approach updating U.S. Food and Farm policies. The report outlines a comprehensive approach to dealing with both foreign and domestic food-related problems, including malnutrition, wasteful farm subsidies, farm worker programs, and food aid/assistance…
Most farm subsidies go to (wait for it) the largest, wealthiest producers (shocking, right?). Billions of dollars are spent subsidizing corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton and rice. Small and medium-size producers (many of whom grow vegetables — the foods that are supposed to make up half our dinner plate) receive little, if any, support from the current U.S. farm policy.