10 Things You Can Do to Help the Hungry


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Find Your Voice

Actor David Arquette, from left, Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America, actor Ben Affleck, and musicians Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock use their voices to bring awareness to the cause.
Actor David Arquette, from left, Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America, actor Ben Affleck, and musicians Josh Groban and Herbie Hancock use their voices to bring awareness to the cause.
AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari

Giving a dollar is a good way to help feed the hungry, but encouraging five other people to give a dollar, conserve energy or volunteer helps to build a community of responsible, caring citizens. A high tide raises all boats, and when you encourage others to raise community awareness of the problem, everyone benefits. Imagine if the five people you inspired turned around and inspired five more. Children who are well-fed are better students. Adults who don't have to worry as much about feeding their families can be more productive neighbors, citizens and workers. Write your local newspaper; blog about hunger in America; promote the topic on your local public access, news talk radio or television stations. Write your representatives in Congress about your concerns. Get involved.