The Gift of a Spoon
Africa, and the sun was shining on the horizon, sonorous but without any audible sound, is was the type of thing you could only take in once, the type of thing that inspires you. I spoke a silent prayer in my head thanking god for such a beautiful life. My life in Africa was merely a fairytale, the stars were visible at night, the water was blue, and the sun was always there during the hot long days. But unfortunately as I matured I saw my world differently. When I was the age of five years old I saw a child, this child looked about three or four years old but ...view middle of the document...
Disconsalte, for I knew I couldn’t do anything to help this poor child, for I was one to… in a moving vehicle never to see him again.
Ever since then I have never been the same person, Now that I can help children and millions of people around the world, it is a chance to finally honor that little boy, who is now probably deceased due to lack of nutrition and clean water. Disease and starvation are plaguing third world countries, we can’t just sit around and expect everything to change on its own. We can’t just waste food as if it is a simple luxury, every time you throw away food that you could’ve easily finished think about a child who has nothing to throw away, a child who would kill just for single grain of rice. There is a countless amount of ways to prevent food waste, as easy as writing a shopping list before you go to the grocery store, yes it can be that easy. It is simply planning, if you go to the store knowing what you want, you are likely going to make and consume the meals you create. Another super-efficient way to reduce food waste is to donate, don’t like that can of beans? Donate it to a food kitchen before it expires so it can be consumed by someone who truly needs it. And last but not least educate others, sure nobody wants to be a Debby Downer at the dinner table but it is better to inform people and it really can help stop the waste of food.