With inflation and umployment rising, the gap seems to be getting wider and wider. Case in point, one travel site has advised expats that for food and groceries
Or better yet, what are we doing ourselves? We pass by the railroad tracks everyday watching street urchins watch in hunger the day pass by. Or the bloated children begging underneath MRT stations. Some would feel sorry for the future generation. The more callous would dismiss them as simply being lazy. In either case, we go through Metro Manila thinking this is ok. It is not ok. What if they were your children?
Visit the websites of hunger-relief organizations to learn what they do and how you can help.
Ask your favorite restaurant to donate non-perishable food
Compile a newsletter, book, or brochure of healthy recipes using reasonably priced, easilyobtained food items. Publish and distribute these to other schools, community organizations, community services agencies and charity organizations to reach those who receive community food support.
Become a well-informed hunger advocate using information on hunger, poverty, and food insecurity in the newspaper, on the Internet, and in books, to then help inform others about the issues
Educate yourself about political candidates’ positions on hunger and poverty.
Plant a garden at home, in your community or at your school and share your produce with the needy in your area.
Create a video about hunger in our community and post it on YouTube
Encourage corporate environments to offer "dress down" opportunites in exchange for donated canned goods that would add to the food drive
Do not vote for corrupt politicians. What happens to a country where taxes that were intended to improve the lives of the people go to the pockets of the government officials instead? Corrupt politicians would spend their pork barrel funds in jewelries and luxurious travel instead of providing scholarship to deserving students or support projects that will boost livelihood among unemployed individuals.
Sell unneeded items on eBay or Craigslist and donate the proceeds to battle poverty