Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One step at a time . . . . .

Food security occurs when people have consistent access
to sufficient safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.
For too many people, food security is a dream and food insecurity is their reality. 
At the present time, one child dies from hunger-related causes every 5 seconds. 
 In the U.S., more than 43 million Americans don't have enough to eat.

Sunday afternoon, Joe, Laney and I turned in our donations, picked up our signs - and started walking at our very first Crop Walk sponsored by New Hope UMC.  As we walked, we held up signs for passing cars to read - and some even honked their horns.  Very exciting for the grandbabes.

When Joe and Laney got tired of all the sign-holding, they raced ahead of MoMo until they heard  'freeze' - the took off again at  '1-2-3 Go'

And, even with the walking and running - we still were lagging behind.  I discovered that walking with two little ones requires many stops --  to look at bugs, to pick flowers and to chunk rocks into the water -- all of that, might have slowed us down a bit. 

Which means we were the very last ones to cross the finish line -- and even though the crowd had thinned out a bit - they still cheered us thru those final steps. 

Later, as we enjoyed a sweet treat at Braum's Ice Cream - we all agreed that walking 3 miles was further than we thought it would be (if you look carefully - you can see Laney in her white jacket waiting for Joe and I to finish the 3 mile walk - her short legs only lasted 1 mile).  We also agreed that we were very tired -- but, we felt good that we collected donations and walked to raise awareness to World Hunger.  And, on that walk, we made some sweet memories too.  Plus, they both want to do it again next year.

To learn more about Church World Service's efforts to End Hunger One Step at a Time in the U.S. and around the world - click on this link:

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