In the fight against hunger, the way in which we live our lives matters. Small changes in our daily practices can make a big difference. This year, World Hunger is focusing on three food practices that can help alleviate global hunger: eat local, lower, and less. By eating local, we support local farmers and reduce fuel consumption used in shipping. By eating lower on the food chain (i.e., less meat, more fruits and vegetables), we reduce consumption considerably (about 10 pounds of feed translates into about 1 pound of beef). Finally, by eating less (and by this we are speaking about periodic, intentional fasts), we take time to learn more about global hunger and devote our resources to eliminating it. When we make small changes towards eating local, lower, and less, not only do we nourish ourselves, we also work towards nourishing those who are hungry.

– David Creech