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BIGGER PICTURE: Zonta helping where help is needed

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03.05.2022

It might be because I am a news junkie and a member of the media that I find myself hyper-aware of my very favorable circumstances. What I mean by that is that sometimes, when I go into a Byrne Dairy store, I’ll take five minutes (way too long) to peruse the candy section, after which 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%) and severe food insecurity (28%), followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (32% food insecure and 12% severely food insecure). Food insecurity and severe food insecurity were lowest in North America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. There are many factors as to why, although that’s not the purpose of this column.

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

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