Sunday, 25 October 2015

52x52: Give the Man a Fish

52 random acts of kindness that each take under 52 seconds. One action each week, over a year takes less than an hour of your life.

'Give a man a fish feed him for a day; teach a man to fish feed him for life' so the saying goes. However what if the man doesn't have enough energy to be able to fish because he is so hungry and he is so tired it is hard to learn?

Give the man a fish.

It's like Maslow's 'hierarchy of needs'. How do we expect our children to be the best they can be and achieve their and our hopes and dreams if they are too busy wondering when the next meal is coming or if they will be safe? A child is feels full, warm,  safe and cared for is a child who can go on to doing the business of life of not just survival but of self-actualisation.

Foodbanks get a lot of good and bad publicity for good reason. They are a sometimes flawed necessity in an otherwise developed world bereft of the perfect answer to the problems of hunger.

When you see a sign in your local supermarket for a Foodbank why not drop a little something off? 

Give the man a fish.

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