Feed 500 members of Tampa's HIV/AIDS Community

by Francis House, Inc.
Nov 14, 2012

Are you Hungry?

"The images of a child's bloated belly or of a mother searching through garbage trying to find food are ones that have long haunted our world and that must be erased immediately. Hunger and malnutrition affect a vast majority of the people in the planet and many die every day from these preventable causes. It is time not to just speak out against hunger but to do something about it." ~ Jose Hadathy

People will ask you time and time again - are you hungry?  We may say yes, we may say no and we may say we are starving.  The question got me to thinking - do we really know what hunger is?  We know the feeling in our bellys'  when we skip breakfast or lunch.  Some of us might know the feeling after our day has gotten away from us and we have "forgotten" to eat.  But do we really know about hunger?  Do we know what it feels like to skip three days worth of meals becasue we have no money to buy food?  Do we know what it feels like to skip a weeks worth of food so that others in our family can eat?  I'm not sure that we do.  I'm not sure any of us wants to take on that challenge.

The folks that Francis House serves may never have to experience those extreme hunger pains.  It has been through the generosity of our global giving supporters and our community that have helped us provide over 9,000 meals to those we serve.  We have also distributed over $100,000 worth of food and hygiene products since the inception of our pantry in 2007.

We thank you and hope for your continued support so that our clients can answer "No" when asked if they are hungry!



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Organization Information

Francis House, Inc.

Location: Tampa, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.francishouse.org
Project Leader:
Joy Winheim
Tampa, FL United States

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