It might come at an event when you’re in high school, and the speaker drops the “starving kids in Africa” card, and you’re convicted then of your teenage over-indulgence and self-centeredness. It may come when you spend spring break in Mexico and see the kids you’re ministering to perfectly content with their half-inflated soccer ball and torn sandals, and you return to your house after the trip to give away half of the contents in your closet. Or it may come when you’re sitting at a red light and a man with a sign that reads (homeless will work 4 food) then looks you square in the face as you sip on your latte.
It’s that moment when the desire to actively fight world hunger grips the heart.
Whenever the moment comes, the hard part is moving forward and doing something tangible.
What do you do at that point? How can you fight world hunger when you feel land-locked and without the resources or time to devote to a need so real?
The steps you take can be wide and varied, starting with the homeless shelter in your city to joining a cause on the global scale.
We are not without resources if we only lift our gaze.
One rising and innovative resource in the fight against world hunger is this app. To break it down: You take a picture of whatever you are eating and the app converts the calories you have consumed into a cash value. The cash value can then be donated to the humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger. With as much slack as Instagram users get for their prosaic foodie photographs, the Give Your Calories app seems to be a redemptive element to this popular trend of food photo sharing.