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Bigger Picture: Zonta helping where help is needed.

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02.05.2022

It might be because I am a news junkie and also a part of the media that I find myself hyper aware of my very favorable circumstances. What I mean by that is sometimes when I go into a Byrne Dairy store and take five minutes (way too long) to peruse the candy section where I ultimately end up choosing the same thing- a Milky Way bar. Such a simple act is a gift but also an anomaly for so many others worldwide facing food insecurity.

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of food insecurity (55 percent) and severe food insecurity (28 percent), followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (32 percent food insecure and 12 percent severely food insecure). Food insecurity and severe food insecurity were lowest in North America and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. There are many factors as to why, but that might be for another time to discuss.

But this “awareness” continues into my home life. When I take a long hot shower, one of the greatest luxuries taken for granted, it is hard to imagine that an estimated 700 million live without access to water; half........

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