Talkin' About Hungry Humans
It’s Sunday, which means doing two things most of us loathe - grocery shopping and cleaning out the fridge. I go through the shelves and drawers, sifting through all the good food I want to keep and tossing the rest into the trash can without a second thought.
I fill up the trash with all of the food I didn’t eat and make room for more. I tie up the trash bag and walk out the front door, where I stare out at the park across the street. I see humans who are hungry and homeless pitched up at various picnic tables. In another life they’d be a group of friends having a picnic at the park, with sandwiches and slices of watermelon, and all kinds of snacks. But that’s another life.
In this life, the table is bare. I can’t hear them from where I’m at, but I’m sure their stomachs are growling. The conversation is sparse. They can’t enjoy life when they don’t even have food to keep them alive.
I pause for a second. A pang of guilt runs through me, followed by a wave of sadness.
But then I keep moving. I take all of the food I didn’t eat, that I let go to waste, and I hum my way to the trash bin outside of my house. I throw it in, close the lid, and go on my way. I fill up my fridge with all the amazing food I just got at the store and think about what I’m going to make for dinner.
Does this sound like you?
There are two kinds of hunger in this life - the kind that keeps you alive and the kind that reminds you of why you're living. If you’re satiating the first kind of hunger, congrats, you’re alive…which means you’re privileged enough to feed what matters.
> What matters is the number of humans who go hungry every day.
> What matters is the amount of food wasted each day.
> What matters is the responsibility we have to end the cycle.
Humans are hungry. We’re hungry for food and we’re hungry to do more good in this world. If we want to make the world a better place, we’ve got to do our part to make sure all humans have their basic needs met so they can first feed their bodies and then feed their souls.
Our Non-Profit Partner
Together we're feeding what matters. Our nonprofit partner this month is Feeding San Diego, a solutions-driven nonprofit that focuses on reducing food waste to provide delicious meals to their community. 63,000 a week...which is incredible!
Throughout the month of November, 10% of all Only Human profits will support Feeding San Diego in their efforts to end hunger.
Every dollar we're able to donate to them provides 4 meals! We're grateful for our partnership with them and look forward to the impact we can all make this month spreading awareness about food waste and feeding what matters.
Feed What Matters Volunteer Event
We'll be hosting a San Diego Volunteer Meetup on November 23rd, 9am-11am PST to give back. 10 humans will give their time to help our nonprofit partner Feeding San Diego feed what matters. No open volunteer spots remain, but keep an eye out for future volunteer opportunities!
SHOP THE CAUSE
Wear the tee to spark convo around the topic of hunger and share your support!