Doing our part
It is a great irony that in the United States, the most powerful country in the world, hunger is on the rise. According to a recent USDA report, "More than 35 million people in the United States struggled with hunger in 2019.” Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural and suburban communities. And the Coronavirus has not helped matters. Due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, more than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including a potential 18 million children.” (Courtesy of Feedingamerica.org)
Hunger is a global issue. This problem is even worse in poorer countries, affecting children most severely. Shifts in climate, indiscriminate use of world resources and governmental policies all contribute to this problem, here and in other places in the world.
According to the World Wildlife Found, “Freshwater habitats—such as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands and aquifers—house an incredible proportion of the world’s biodiversity: more than 10% of all known animals and about 50% of all known fish species. Yet despite the massive role water plays for people and nature, it is a surprisingly finite resource. Less than 1% of the world's water is fresh and accessible.”
What can we do?
The debate goes on about the reasons, but in the meanwhile, animal and plant species, riparian areas, forests and oceans need our help. If the environment is not protected, there is no doubt that not only hunger will be on the rise but also all of our lives will be on decline. Aside from doing our daily parts in our communities, we believe that intervention in the larger picture is also needed.
We invite you to help us do a little better. We pledge to donate 5% of the proceeds from your purchase to fight hunger and preserve the environment. We thank you for using our products and helping us become better stewards of the planet and its communities.