Guest editorial: Hunger knows no boundaries - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial

Guest editorial: Hunger knows no boundaries

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Rich Deem, Montgomery Area Food Bank, CEO

Hunger is one of the greatest enemies to a person’s mental and physical health. It often strips a person of their dignity and causes them anxiety leading to despair. Hunger knows no boundaries. As CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank, I’ve seen it all.

September is Hunger Action Month. We like to emphasize the word “action.” You see, being concerned about hunger is commendable, but doing something about hunger will change lives. The venerable Ben Franklin said, “Well done is better than well said.”

This year we’re asking all our friends to post messages on social media highlighting the plight of hunger. You can do this by taking two white paper plates and on one write: “on an empty stomach, I can’t ______________________” and on the other write: “to help end hunger I can _________________________”. Take a picture of you holding the plates and post a personal message on social media – use the hashtag #hungeractionmonth.  Together, we can take a bite out of hunger! 

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • opinion

    Editorial: Millennials are not laughing

    Editorial: Millennials are not laughing

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:05:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This coming Saturday, the Montgomery Biscuits will be in town taking on the Mississippi Braves and the theme for the game is Millennial Night. 

    More >>

    This coming Saturday, the Montgomery Biscuits will be in town taking on the Mississippi Braves and the theme for the game is Millennial Night. 

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Thumbs up Thursday

    Editorial: Thumbs up Thursday

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:21:46 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Fifty-nine law enforcement officers have lost their lives this year alone in the line of duty.  We as a community need to let them know they are not in this alone. WSFA is partnering with Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support, or CCOPS for short, to address the relationship between our citizens and law enforcement.  CCOPS has three primary goals:  Develop interaction between the citizens and police, Inform our citizens of the job and sacrifices that these de...

    More >>

    Fifty-nine law enforcement officers have lost their lives this year alone in the line of duty.  We as a community need to let them know they are not in this alone. WSFA is partnering with Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support, or CCOPS for short, to address the relationship between our citizens and law enforcement.  CCOPS has three primary goals:  Develop interaction between the citizens and police, Inform our citizens of the job and sacrifices that these de...

    More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Vote for change

    Editorial: Vote for change

    Thursday, July 12 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-07-12 15:48:19 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Next Tuesday, July 17 is the runoff election for a number of very high profile offices.

    More >>

    Next Tuesday, July 17 is the runoff election for a number of very high profile offices.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly