Hunger and Starvation: Is there a need to be worried?

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Every year 15 million children die of hunger related issues. That is 15 million chances we have missed for somebody that may have grown older and changed the world.

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I know it has been an issue for quite some time now, but I guess I just started realizing how much this problem could be avoided. At the age of 16 I started applying for many different jobs. I came to find that the jobs that were most eager to call back were food places such as pizza parlors and restaurants. In the past I have worked for Pizza Man, Chanticlear pizza, and a little town restaurant called “The Skillet”. At each one of these places at the end of the night we had to throw all loose food scrapings and unsold items away. It really made me think of how many other places are using this procedure and then again made me think of how much food is wasted. It seems that if we could find a way to preserve that food and maybe send it to a place in need, then we can possibly help resolve starvation over seas. I also did a little research on my own lately and came to find out that for the price of 1 missile, yes only 1, a school full of children could eat lunch everyday for 5 years. Now think about that and then think about the war. Still want to send our troops overseas? I must say I now have second guesses myself.