Share a Meal: Fighting Childhood Hunger

October 13, 2014 12:12 PM

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Last year before Christmas, my wife kept asking me what I wanted for the holidays. I realized I didn't want any tangible gifts and made sure to drive home the point not to buy me anything material. Instead, she surprised me with a gift I wouldn't have expected to make such a lasting impact. We both spent the day volunteering together at our local food bank, an experience that was more rewarding than I ever could have expected. We realize, though, that hunger is unfortunately a 365-day challenge for far too many people.

While at the food bank, I talked with other volunteers as well as those there to collect food -- an experience that opened my eyes to the faces of hunger in our country. The people in line who needed food were often indistinguishable from the volunteers. Hunger isn't always something you can see. Hu...

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