Bowls for What?
Did you know that the term “bowl” originated from the Rose Bowl stadium? It was the site of the first post-season college football game. The Rose Bowl Stadium, in turn, takes its name and bowl-shaped design from the Yale Bowl, which became the design of many football stadiums in the United States. But there is another bowl I’d like you to think about. How about considering how much money you are going to spend for food, or bets, or tickets (if you are so lucky to go) and give the same amount to the needs of the hungry? Last year I may have spent just $30.00 for the day. I’m going to keep track this year and give double the amount to the World Hunger Program. Here is the link:
They have a “give” button on the page. You can do what you would like. Maybe you only buy a bag of chips but that is something. Look at this information from “Feeding America:”
Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2016:
- 41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children. In 2015, 5.4 million seniors struggled to afford enough to eat.
- A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
- Households with children were more likely to be food insecure than those without children
- 59% of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)
Hunger is real and there are bowls that are empty – do one little thing this year that may not make the news or get you into a glamours stadium with lavish box seats with food and adult beverages – but do something good.