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The “1 of 52” Hunger Network, a 35 year anti-hunger advocate group, issued a call to action to “make Rhode Island a food secure state”.
According to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, one in three Rhode Island households are food insecure, meaning they cannot meet their basic food needs (RI Life Index). The grassroots “1 of 52” Hunger Network, their partner organization RIpulse, and their joint HungerDown campaign agree with Dr. King – there is no deficit in human resources, only in human (political) will. These organizations work to inspire the political will necessary to end hunger by uniting mass action and focusing attention on solutions to create food secure communities.
“We are calling on the State of Rhode Island, its organizations, businesses, arts, and religious communities – and most importantly its people – to renew and redouble our actions to supportexisting hunger organization solutions. It is our position that the State of Rhode Island has sufficient resources, and a plan to help create food security.”
To participate, visit RelishRhody.com. Their plan is to rally the community to make their plan happen.“This call to action to make Rhode Island a food secure state is significantly being issued in September which is Hunger Action Month. Our assertion is that all the solutions exist; we need to inspire greater volunteer and support actions to bring them to fruition.” said Steve Maciel, spokesperson.
Email email@example.com to join in taking action and to add your resources.
About The “1 of 52” Hunger Network, RIpulse and #HungerDown:For 35 years, The “1 of 52” Hunger Network has been organizing folks to use their talent to take action in one week annually to help end hunger. Our members have directed thousands in donations, tons of food, and incalculable awareness to existing hunger organizations. We are centered within the music and arts community and continually strive to strengthen the longstanding connection between music and the cause of ending hunger.
The results of these actions are two-fold:
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in anycity, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide allmankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit isin human will.”
Thank you for sharing, Nancy! When our state achieves food security, from that incredible position of empowerment, what else can we achieve? Join us at http://www.1of52.net
I’m not big on using military terms, though there is one that says it all: It is time to rally the troops! Because if not now, when?
We can make Rhode Island a Food Secure State! Maybe the First in the US? Let’s make it a model for the rest of our country – NOW!
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