Stop Starvation

Welcome!  We are on a mission to stop starvation and hunger around our world, in our lifetimes.  We believe WE ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Join us!  Pay it forward . . . somewhere.   Today. 
We invite you to help save the lives of the less fortunate suffering from hunger and starvation.  According to the internet, if you live in a developed nation, it would only cost you about $33 a year (9¢ a day) to wipe out starvation in our world as we know it.  People invest in many things.  How about investing $33 in "LIVES"?   Then at your Final Judgment, you can (at the very least) say this is one of the ways you tried to help others.  Will you help?  Please see some hunger and relief websites listed below to learn how you can help.

We grew up on a Holstein dairy farm.   Dad milked     the cows and grew farm crops for 47 years, along with running a family implement business.  Every year Dad and Mom also would faithfully grow their vegetable garden.   We remember absolut
ely wonderful meals served to family on giant plates, 15" in diameter, with a steer's head design in the plate's center.  Of course, Mom would always give a full course, home cooked meal to us and the hired hands three times a day. That's right, three times a day!  Often when I finished, there would be plenty of leftovers, and I would ask Mom, "Why can't we somehow get this food over to the starving kids in Africa?"  Mom would reply that it would spoil before it got there.  Back in those days, as a young person, I often thought it near impossible to believe that any of us could make any real difference in stopping starvation. 

Today, the internet, smart phones, specialized foods,  smarter planes, trains, and trucking systems have changed all that.  WE ARE THE GENERATION that has the power to stop starvation in our country, around the world, in our lifetime.   Through the power of the internet,  smart phones and apps, it now IS possible to donate instantly to worthy charities such as:   Samaritan's Purse, Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Food For the Poor, and others--  who DO THEIR BEST to feed the poor every day or give aid when natural disasters strike.    However,  in spite of these advances, it still remains a fact that

every few seconds . . .  a child in our world still dies of hunger.

We dedicate this website to make a difference in world hunger, including hunger in America.  Saving hungry children in our world from dying of starvation is worth it.  Starving children everywhere deserve a chance at life.   It's not their fault where they were born.  Please think about those truly starving children, suffering from famine or the results of war; and how they must feel as they and their family struggle to survive, and fear who among them is next to die.  Not only do they have to worry about food, but also their water supply.  Think about the mother who may have to choose among her children who gets food that day, and who's going to live and who may die.

Help them.
Children will eat dirt-- to fill their empty stomachs.
Children drink salt water-- to try to stop the pain.
For some children, it all ends TODAY or TOMORROW -- Because
out of their misery.

Let's stop starvations.
How can this be done from our end of the world?

Be mindful of the suffering of others.
Did you eat out of a garbage dumpster today?
Did you eat other people's thrown away leftovers?

Please think of how lucky you (or YOUR children) were to be born into (or live in) an area where you have hope and food.   Should we in the  developed countries just stand by and let these poor, sick and hungry children starve to death while living in relative comfort or even luxury, where even our family dogs and cats have it made?  Have we all become lovers of ourselves, and our pleasures, and hardened our hearts to the cries, fears, and tears of the innocent?    These are hard questions.  Ask yourself were we put on this earth just to please ourselves ALL the time?   Is it not more important to think of others . . .  to think of how we can make a difference?   We are not trying to scold you, but simply trying to get you to really THINK ABOUT HOW LUCKY YOU ARE, and gratefully ask if you  would help save someone else's life who is barely hanging on, and needs your help so badly.

Please try to think of how you,
YES, YOU can make that difference.

Even if you can only make a tiny difference . . . that's OK.
IT'S A START.   And,
It's still a difference

You and I CAN make that difference.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Perhaps you can donate
a little money to a hunger website.
Stop hunger where you live--
at a food pantry or food packaging event.
Also talk
with others about
hunger and starvation.
Find out if anyone they know has ever
 done anything to stop it.

What would happen if those of us in the free world who can spare at least a small donation, say even a $1 donation, donated it toward a hunger charity?

For the average person in America, they aren't so bad off yet that they can't spare $1, thank goodness.   Really think about this please.   On TV it was mentioned people paid  $9,000 plus for a seat or table at the last big football bowl game  . . . and even as much as $150,000 for a spot closeup at the last big boxing match . . . maybe those dedicated sports fans have some spare change.   However, bet the price has gone up.  Wonder how much money celebs throw away that could be used to stop starvations or provide clean drinking water for the less fortunate.  Just curious . . . How much money did you  (or someone you know) spend on shopping, entertainment, sports, gambling or perhaps  even lottery tickets this past year?   Now think of how many children could be helped if you or  family, friends,  or coworkers all just gave a simple $1 (or even $10).   Maybe buy one less coffee, burger, fry, pizza,  beer, or pack of gum, bag of candy, etc.?    In a nutshell, for the cost of a dinner out with your family ($33 or just 9
¢ a day), you could really help save the lives of starving men, women and children.  Here's something else to think about.

Did you TOSS MUCH FOOD in the trash
 from your refrigerator
 or storage cupboards last year?

If you are wondering if you can afford $1 or even $10, let's explore this.   The average person does throw away quite a bit.  Perhaps you could be more careful about expiration days of food in the refrigerator, in turn causing less waste, resulting in SAVING YOU MONEY . . .  money that perhaps you would kindly consider donating towards stopping starvation.    Maybe you could even brainstorm many other ways to save  money over this year, like putting some change in a quart jar and cashing in those coins, placing the funds on a credit card, and then applying a small amount regularly towards stopping starvation. 

Do you know that Restaurants
 THROW AWAY UNUSED / expired food
 every day
 in their trash

Even your local restaurants throw away a ton of food, and they could help stop starvations.   They regularly throw out unused food.    Piles and piles of mountains of food, when you add up the contents of all those dumpsters containing usable food across this great nation.  That food
needs  transportation, so it can be delivered to a food bank or pantry, to benefit those who could immediately use it. And yet, there are most likely within even a few blocks, families though not truly starving, that struggle with their food purchases, who would be thrilled to put that discarded food on their table.  Those families probably don't have a whole lot of food on their table sometimes, and have suffered  tearful eyes and family fights over their unfortunate situation.  These are the working or nonworking American poor, who try to pay their bills, including their mortgage first, yet never have enough.   Paying their mortgage may mean cutting back on their food budget.   If only that food was somehow made available to them.  What about using a daily donation food truck in the parking lot?  Those same families, in better times, would remember the  restaurants who donated and helped  in their time of need, and become loyal customers in the future.   And regular customers would see that restaurant's goodwill and patronize them over other eateries.

Do you also know that  Grocery Stores
 THROW AWAY UNUSED / expired food
 in their trash dumpsters?

Management at the top of restaurant chains and grocery stores need to be reminded of  the Good Samaritan Act.  That act protects food donors from being liable for the quality of the food once its picked up.  In all of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this Good Samaritan Law  protects food donors from liability, making the organizations handling the food responsible for that liability.

We challenge the millionaire owners and management of one of these fast food restaurants or food grocery chains to step up,  and lead the way to helping stop starvation by curbing this waste headed for the garbage trucks and landfills.  If only the receiving  organizations  would be able to quickly preserve and distribute that donated food  to the hungry.    "If only . . . more  food supply sources would be open to trying something new and faster to improve their current food distribution.   With advanced technology, we could  feed more of our country's and the world's hungry.  The best available solutions should be used in feeding the hungry, while constantly looking for improvement.   The Awareness of the hungry pulls at our hearts.  The conversation has been going a long time.   Let that awareness tug at yours too.  Somehow, let's really fix these problems.

Perhaps a website by the Food Donation Connection (see under Food Sharing Apps), may be helpful to restaurants and grocery stores to start the conversation.  There may be other websites as well.

If we can all work together, in America, and around the rest of the world,

Starvation CAN be stomped out.

In this age of technology, WE HAVE NO EXCUSE.
  We have the power to change things.
  We ALL can make the world a much better place
 if we will just take that first step, and
make the decision to give unto others.


Please look at some  starvation charity links/banners or websites listed below.   If you see one you'd like to check out, why not click it, learn some more about hunger, and give  one dollar (or more)?   Slowly, but surely, those dollars would all add up.  Even pennies would add up.*  And before we all know it, thousands, perhaps even millions of dollars,  will have been donated to stop starvations. 

Be encouraged!  Please help a child keep on living.   ANY DONATION will help,  and if you cannot spare $1 or $10, perhaps one of your children, or grandchildren could.   You will not be judged on how much or how little you give.    You can even donate anonymously.   If you're already a treasured regular giver, you deserve a great BIG THANK YOU,  and if you're a treasured new giver,  a BIG SHOUT OUT TO YOU too.  May you be blessed for your donations.   Come on, let's do it!  Join us and together let's stomp out starvation!



Thank you for joining with us to stop starvation, in our country, around the world, in our lifetime.

Please Remember ---
If all of us in the developed 18 countries
 were to donate just $33 a year
¢ a day)
to stop starvation ---
we could end world hunger.

So in closing,  if you can afford it, please give your $33, and you can be assured YOU HAVE DONE YOUR PART in helping stop starvations!  Now you have proof that simply giving $33 a year can really make a difference in ending world hunger.  Let us not look back in 20 years and regret not doing anything about it.  The time is now.

Feel free to  check out  any of the helpful websites listed below.  Be reassured  the poor children of this world (including unfortunate children in our very own country) THANK YOU as they eat urgently needed food.   They are the lucky ones.  You may take comfort as you think of all the people you may hope to meet someday when your life on this earth is over . . . remember you're not getting any younger.   Congratulations on understanding that  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE and not just saying you'll do it someday, but instead finding a way to click a donation button.

 Final Thoughts
Donations big, small, whatever --
these children will be truly grateful

 if you just donate something, ANYTHING,
so that they will not have died in vain.
 It's a war out there,
and every day is a battle for survival.
 Any amount you can spare
will help stop starvation.

Bless your hearts.   Help others.  Help the poor, the orphans, the widows.  Learn more by visiting any website below.  You may also contact us at:, P. O. Box 150725,  Grand Rapids, MI  49515 / email:, P. O. box 150725, Grand Rapids, MI 49515

Together we can make an impact on someone else clear on the other side of the world without even leaving our homes by visiting one of the following hunger and relief websites below.

A List of Helpful Hunger Sites and Relief Organizations (more to come)

Samaritans Purse

Childrens Hunger Fund

Children's Hunger Relief Fund

Life Today

Little Sisters of the Poor

Food for the Poor

Save the Children

Feeding Children Everywhere

World Renew

Action Against Hunger

Food for the Hungry

The Cradle Fund

Feeding America

Feed The Hungry

End Hunger

Convoy of Hope

Feed My Starving Children   

Blessings in a Backpack

Heifer International

Kids Food Basket

Child Fund International

No Kid Hungry

Stop Hunger Now

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Farmers Feeding the World

World Emergency Relief


Orphans Promise

Blessings International

Bread for the World

Healing Waters

Charity: Water


Trees for the Future

Bridges for Peace

Vision for Israel

International Aid

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Operation Blessing International

World Food Programme

Philippine Community Fund

Opportunity International

Empowerment Plan

Mel Trotter
American Red Cross

World Vision

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

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