Welcome to the World Hunger and Poverty Blog!

This site was created by Scott Hughes (me!) and is based on the idea that it is totally unacceptable that any person go hungry or be deprived basic necessities, especially when there is more than enough food to feed everyone and more than enough resources to provide clothes, clean water, shelter, education and healthcare to everyone.

I want this blog to act not only as a call to action but as a place to share information and openly exchange ideas about these incredibly important issues. This isn't about calling for charity for the few. The fundamental problems leading to children starving actually effect all of us. We are #InItTogether.

I know it's a touch topic to face. But please please please read the posts on this site and share your own thoughts as comments and guest posts. Your comments on the posts give me the motivation to keep going with this project. I cannot do it if I think I'm pouring my heart out to an empty room. So thank you in advance for supporting me by reading and commenting on the posts!

Immediately below on this page you will find the most recent blog posts. However, if this is your first time here, I suggest you check our Favorite Posts.

No, this is not some cruel satire in The Onion. This is real folks. A homeless man in his 60s found $2,400. Instead of keeping the much needed money, the man turned it in to local police. He wanted the police to find the rightful owner because this homeless man in his 60s said that […]

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Feats of Imagination

27 November 2015

Guest post by Ted Kelsey, author of OLGA I haven’t been back for a year. Yes, a year. I volunteered distributing food, and it was exactly a year ago at Thanksgiving when I handed out my last turkey. I stopped for reasons outside of my control. My wife started working on the weekends. I needed […]

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Guest post by Nicholas Brookland, author of No Rest for the Weary If a certain individual has exhausted all possible means of obtaining food (this could also apply to medical equipment, shoes, tools etc) and is in desperate need of food, without which they will die, is it okay to steal the food to survive? […]

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Guest post by Carol Jackson, author of Julie & Kishore I clutch my mum tighter but she does not hold me back. The noise of a fire crackling close by is scary and the smell of smoke fills my nostrils. Cowering, I bury my nose into her hair. I can still hear loud bangs in […]

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Confessions of a consumer

27 November 2015

Guest post by Kay Bilsby, author of Soul Dreamer I love eating and shopping, they are two of my favourite things. I like nothing better than enjoying a well cooked meal in a good restaurant − or searching for that perfect pair of shoes to go with outfit currently residing in the bag I am […]

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Guest post by Shawn Dall, author of I AM GOD I get it – there is poverty in the world. We all see it, and we all feel guilty about it. We have all these resources in the world and some starve and we turn a blind eye because we really don’t know what to […]

continue reading "The issue of world poverty vs self poverty."
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Children suffering from Poverty