Meal Plan

how to address the world food crisis

In the morning, eight-year-old Jorge Luis Hernandez has a small bowl of rice before going to work picking coffee beans near his home in the mountains of El Salvador. While attending school in the afternoon, he eats a meal of rice, beans, and tortillas, provided by the World Food Program (WFP). It’s his only full meal of the day. “Of course I am happy when I eat,” he says. “When I’m hungry, my stomach hurts, I don’t feel like playing, I don’t feel like doing anything...

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David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, an interdenominational Christian citizens' movement against hunger. A Lutheran pastor, he was formerly a World Bank economist.

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