Why I Fight Child Hunger + What’s With The Red Cup?
I am always asked why ending worldwide child hunger is a cause that I am devoted to and that my world tour by car is also an awareness and fundraising campaign to help feed millions of children in developing nations.
In the past, I have answered this question in long-essay form (see: Why Exactly I Will Drive Around the World for 7 Years & My Crusade Against Global Hunger Explained) and I seriously doubt that many people bothered reading. Here, instead of using words, I will use photographs. It is said that they speak louder than words and in many instances such as this, I agree.
See the smile on the children’s face (that they would not have if they were not fed a warm, nutritious meal)?
That’s why I fight child hunger worldwide.
That’s why I am using my world tour to tell the whole planet that hunger is the easiest greatest problem facing humanity to solve (Watch: Hunger: The World’s Greatest Solvable Problem). That’s why I am using the power and reach of music to spread this simple message.
And that’s why you should also help in making sure that no child ever has to go to bed on an empty stomach because there is no food around.
These images are courtesy of the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest hunger relief agency and the charity I donate all the funds raised to and I bring awareness to on my blog, interviews, music and The Big Journey.
The photographers behind these wonderful and powerful images are: Enrique Soriano, Simona Caleo, Rein Skullerud, Sabrina Quezada, James Giambrone & Rose Ogola.
(Please do not re-use without the copyright owners’ permission. These lovely folks seem to be pretty sensitive about proper attribution and use so please don’t get me in trouble with them as I would rather not spend the rest of my life in a some prison somewhere but on the road touring the world .)
They really do feed the children in those red cups and I did taste the food when I paid them a visit in Kenya, and it’s yummy (although it was so hot that I burned my tongue and had to act strong in front of those young children!)!