It’s fine to rant and rave and say this is this and that is that, but are you actually doing anything? We are. We are Walking our Talk for NoKidHungry.
NoKidHungry (The Twitter hashtag is #NoKidHungry and they are @NoKidHungry) and Share Our Strength is an organization that was created and started by Billy and his sister Debbie Shore. They began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia.
Billy Shore believes, as do we, that everyone has a strength to share in the fight against hunger and poverty.
“35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war.”~ Jeff Bridges
“Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.”~ Pearl Bailey
The goal? To end childhood hunger in the United States of America (yes, HERE!) by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals.
In America: One out of Five children are hungry.
Was this my own discovery, idea and plan? No. Jennifer Olney, CEO and founder of #bealeader™, Change Your Game and GingerConsulting©. brought NoKidHungry to my attention inside #bealeader™ with “Cup for Change.”
So what does any of this have to do with Pioneer Outfitters? What does it have to do with Horseback Outfitters, Big Game Hunting Outfitters from Alaska? These are the same questions that were put to me a few years ago when our nation’s economy started it’s nosedive. When I spoke to the board members and National Park Service about partnering with Hunt of a Lifetime.
Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future. And make no mistake, these children are our future.
These children are our future. It is everyone’s, every adult’s, personal responsibility to protect, teach and guide the children of today. To inspire them. To believe in them. To help them.
“I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.” ~ Drew Barrymore
“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”
~ Sir Winston Churchill
“When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” ~ Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazil
“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.
So you begin…I began. I picked up one person — Maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person I wouldn’t have picked up 42,000. Just begin…one, one, one.”
~ Mother Teresa
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” ~ Buzz Aldrin
“Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.” ~ Jacques Deaf
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.” ~ Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet
This is exactly what drew me to #bealeader™. As the Lead Trainer for Pioneer Outfitters Survival & Guide Training program and the creator of the Professional Guide Ethics class for the State of Alaska, I am dedicated to improving my own leadership skills so that I may pass these skills on to our future Professional Alaska Guides.
#bealeader™ is a subsidiary of GingerConsulting©. The vision? “To serve all to be inspired to find their leader within through our collective efforts of leadership, fellowship and wisdom.” ~ Jennifer Olney.
Jen has created a welcoming environment and a community of amazing leaders from all over the world that strive to help each other grow, so that we can through our own teams, pass on the change and help shape better, stronger and more knowledgeable leaders.
The #bealeader™ Community was asked to submit our own, original quotes, so that we could join NoKidHungry and help end childhood hunger in America. The proceeds for these beautiful mugs goes directly to nokidhungry.org.
You’ve done something very good and special today. Please share this post in any and every way you can. We, CAN make a difference. We are. The children are worth it. You are worth it. (Thank you!) #bealeader and spread the word!