We have assembled quotes around the issue of Hunger. We are sharing these with you. Please share with us, in the comments section below, your favorite quotes.
35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war.
— Jeff Bridges
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
— Anne Frank
We are a country that prides itself on power and wealth, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don’t turn away.
— Lesley Boone
Public charities, foodbanks and church pantries are doing more than ever before, but they can’t keep up with the need. We can never end hunger only through the wonderful work of local charities. Like other Western democracies, we must end our national problem of hunger through national and political leadership. Charity is nice for some things, but not as a way to feed a nation. We don’t protect our national security through charity, and we shouldn’t protect our families and children that way either.
— Jeff Bridges
Most of our citizenry believes that hunger only affects people who are lazy or people who are just looking for a handout, people who dont’ want to work, but, sadly, that is not true. Over one-third of our hungry people are innocent children who are members of households that simply cannot provide enough food or proper nutrition. And to think of the elderly suffering from malnutrition is just too hard for most of us. Unlike Third World nations, in our country the problem is not having too little – it is about not caring enough! Write your elected representatives and promote support for the hungry.
— Erin Brokovich
Many people think that hunger is unavoidable in any society, even a society that is blessed with great abundance. That is not true. The European community does not have widespread hunger. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders.
— Pierce Brosnan
In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.
— Sela Ward, actress
There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.
— Ed Asner
The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock–food for the well off–while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation.
— Dr.Walden Bello
…the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
— Norman Borlaug
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp.
— Jeff Bridges
The day hunger disappears, the world will see the greatest spiritual explosion humanity has ever seen.
— Federico Garcia Lorca
Thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for publishing these quotes on their blog.