Hunger Games

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There is enough food in the world to feed everyone.  True or False?

True!  And yet according to The United Nations one in seven will go to bed hungry tonight. 

This is not just a problem in the third world.  In North America, one in six people are considered "food-insecure".

The problem is access, not supply.

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I rarely go to movies (ok, that's the understatement of the day...) but last night I went to see The Hunger Games

Among other themes, it illustrates the disparity between the opulence and over-abundance of The Capitol and the pain of hunger, fear and insecurity in the poverty stricken Districts

Yet when I Googled the movie this morning, what came up was mainly about merchandise. 

Posters, fashions, hair products and even a line of nailpolish colors "inspired" by The Capitol.  ($93 buys you all 12 colors including Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, Luxe and Lush and Dress Me Up.) 

Yikes.

It strikes me as ironic that some fans of Katniss Everdeen may be more interested in imitating her oppressors' style than hers. 

What if instead of going Lady Gaga for overpriced paints, hair dye and false eyelashes, they contributed something to help those in need?

Well, some of them have! 

The cast and producers of The Hunger Games have teamed up with The United Nations World Food Program to raise awareness about real life hunger around the world. 

And we can help.

Click here to take the hunger quiz.

You can also donate money if you have it.  Just $5.00 can feed more than 20 people.

Or you can join Kali's Kitchen's team of  Karma Yogis on freerice.com and play games that make you smarter and help to solve The World's Greatest Solvable Problem - Hunger!

"May the odds be ever in your favor", and yours and yours and theirs and ours...

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