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Your family goes to bed hungry every night. You scrape just enough money together each day to feed them, but today at the market, the prices of basic foods like rice have jumped. What do you do?
Give your kids less? Eat less yourself?
This dilemma is real. Food prices in recent years have hit record levels, causing riots in 25 countries. Farmers who are producing the world’s food can no longer feed their families.
Our food system is broken…but not beyond repair. Oxfam is launching a major campaign to take on the policies and corporations that control how much food gets produced, where it goes, who eats and who doesn’t – and we need your help.
Hunger isn’t about too many people and too little food. Our world produces enough food for all of us. So why does one in seven people still go to bed hungry each night?
A small handful of corporations control the vast majority of the food we eat. Local elites and frantic investors are grabbing up land we desperately need. Crops are being turned into fuel for SUVs. The causes are complex, but the solutions are pretty simple. And every one of us can make a difference, right now.
Together, over the coming months, we’ll push for a few simple but powerful changes to ensure our planet is ready to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Here’s how we’ll do it:
We aren’t saying it’s going to be easy. But together, we can make sure there is a place at the table for 9 billion people.
Vicky Rateau, Campaign Manager, GROW
- Oxfam launches Food Justice Campaign: GROW (wagnerfpa.wordpress.com)
- “OXFAM says food prices will double by 2030” and related posts (povertynewsblog.blogspot.com)
- World’s food system broken, Oxfam warns (independent.co.uk)
- Food Prices Will Double by 2030: Oxfam (newser.com)
- [From the web] Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns (hronlineph.wordpress.com)
- Oxfam: Food prices to double by 2031 – UPI.com (news.google.com)
- Oxfam: ‘Broken’ food system leaving millions hungry (via This Just In) (techweev.com)
- Rising food prices could press the poor into hunger, warns Oxfam (plantwise.org)
- New Report: World Hunger Issues To Grow As Food Prices Double (huffingtonpost.com)
- EU accused of dragging feet on global food security (foodsecuritysm.wordpress.com)
Noon Lions Club is recruiting civic-minded college students starting now!
The group meets once a week at noon on Thursdays at the Highland Park Methodist Church. The student group on campus is headed up by Kien How.
Students may join by calling the Service-Learning Volunteer Center at 405-744-515.
A few details about Noon Lions Club:
- Civilian service club
- Largest such organization in the world
- Founded in Dallas, TX in 1917 to foster a spirit of “generous consideration” among people of the world to promote good government, good citizenship & active interest in civic, social, commercial & moral welfare.
- Clubs operate in 190 countries.
- General community welfare projects
- Aid to the blind
- Promotion of knowledge
- Support for the UN
Want more information? Go here.
- Send Money (grumpajoesplace.com)
- King County Councilman Joe McDermott To Speak At Lions Club Wednesday (b-townblog.com)
- Normandy Park Lions Club’s ‘Ivy Removal Day’ Is May 30th At Marine View Park (b-townblog.com)
- Joplin Relief Fund (frankfortlionsclub.com)
- Lions Club Help Recycle Previously Worn Glasses Continues!Do you Recycle Eye Glasses? (takingonacause.com)
- A-16 Lions Convention (smerkette.wordpress.com)
- Talk at the University Lions Club (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Japan Earthquake Relief (frankfortlionsclub.com)
- Lions Clubs International Foundation Provides US$1.25 Million for Relief in Devastated Japan (prnewswire.com)
The Stillwater Public Library needs volunteers for the Library of Congress Touring Museum Exhibit, which is June 7-8.
Volunteers will work a two hour shift…
- Greeting the public and welcoming people to the exhibit
- Signing up people for entry into the exhibit
- Escorting children’s groups from the staging area to the museum entry
The library is looking for 16 volunteers to help out.
To volunteer, contact Stacy DeLano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-372-3633 ext. 124.
- Stillwater Public Library Needs Volunteers this Weekend (osuserves.org)
- Stillwater High Needs Volunteers @ Track Meet, April 29 (osuserves.org)
- TEEM Summer Clean, May 27 (osuserves.org)
- Volunteer with Easter Egg Hunt @ Headstart, 4/22 (osuserves.org)
- Give and Surf Volunteer Opportunity (osuserves.org)
R otaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?
Rotaractors may also
- Work together with Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
- Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
- Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members
- Seek membership in their local Rotary club after their Rotaract membership ends.
Rotaractors are encouraged to keep their club’s contact information current.
How can I learn more?
- Download the Rotaract Handbook (PDF) and the Rotaract Brochure (PDF).
- Read more about Rotaract events.
- Read about Rotaract twin clubs.
- Read about outstanding Rotaract projects.
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The New Generations monthly e-newsletter provides news and developments regarding the Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programs.