Life goes on….good, bad, it goes…One thing we have learned through our work at ClimateMama is that there are so many wonderful organizations that can help make life “go a whole lot better,” for many, in times of droughts, hurricanes, and armed conflict. As we experience extreme weather events and man-made disasters around the world, there are many areas, cities and countries that are less able to help their own and care for those that are impacted. One organization that helps with immediate access to food in times of crisis, is the World Food Program.
In the developed world, food security in most instances isn’t something we readily understand or can relate to. Grab the kids in your life, “click” on the banner on the top of this post, and take “one food” they love to eat, and find out how you and your family can feed it back and provide food to kids in need in a developing country. WE FEED BACK is an innovative, global campaign building on the premise that if we all do a little, we can achieve a lot. To put it in a nutshell, it’s about sharing food and changing lives.
The WFP explains it’s mandate as follows: “WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. ¹ The policies governing the use of World Food Program food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid.
Targeted interventions are needed to help to improve the lives of the poorest people – people who, either permanently or during crisis periods, are unable to produce enough food or do not have the resources to otherwise obtain the food that they and their households require for active and healthy lives.”
Watch this video with the kids in your life. As we enter a new year, make giving and charity and helping those less fortunate – part of your family plan for 2013.
The World Food Program is one of the organizations which the Global Team of 200 is helping to promote and raise awareness about. Earlier this month, we also identified Maternity Worldwide as a Global Team of 200 organization. At ClimateMama we are proud and pleased to be part of the team helping to raise awareness about these important organizations. From our vantage point we recognize how each of these organizations work is made that much harder as the realities of climate change take hold around the world.