Hearing about people without enough food has always been sad for me, but since I’ve had children, it’s become almost unbearable to hear about people who aren’t able to provide their children with adequate nutrition. I can’t imagine how difficult that must be for a mother or father. But the fact is that nearly a billion people suffer from hunger each day. That’s a lot of people and the task of making a dent in that number is so large that it can seem too daunting to even make a start. That’s why I was heartened when I learned about Oxfam’s new GROW campaign, which provides 5 concrete steps that any family can take to help build a food system capable of feeding the world’s population in a sound and sustainable way.
The five steps in the GROW program are:
Much of the GROW campaign focuses on being thrifty and frugal as consumers and cooks. These are values that a lot of us grew up with but that are easy to drift away from. But they’re also values that are great for your family’s financial well-being. Now, thanks to the GROW program, you’ll know that you’re also helping the planet and its residents.
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