After recovering from a decade long illness that left me completely bedridden, I started traveling the world. My eyes became open to the plight of children in some of the most poverty stricken countries of South East Asia, Central America, and Indonesia, and my heart swelled with a desire to help.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that this same poverty could exist in the United States, in Utah even.
I had to travel the entire world to see what I had not seen in my own backyard. I have since come to realize that it is a privilege to serve in our very own neighborhood. To make a change in the lives of children in our own community, means that we can improve our own lives and the lives of others right where we live.
It's not just feeding hungry kids, but changing their futures, and improving the future for us all. I am inspired by all the people around me who donate their time and resources to help others. Everyday I am surrounded by people who change the world. I cannot change the world. I cannot bring peace to our planet, fix climate change, or cure cancer. But I can make sure that hungry kids get fed.
In a world with ever growing needs and challenges, it is amazing to me, that there still are some problems that we don't need to wait for scientists, or world leaders to fix. Some problems can be fixed with Kraft Easy Mac and Cheese.
And today, we might just be feeding tomorrows scientists and world leaders.