Hunger relief program launched in Brandon.Eradicating world hunger might seem like a daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin task, but students at a central Mississippi Mississippi, state, United States
Mississippi (mĭs'əsĭp`ē), one of the Deep South states of the United States. It is bordered by Alabama (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Arkansas and Louisiana, with most of the border formed by high school are taking strides to meet the challenge. A worldwide program called the 19-Cents-A-Day campaign was recently launched at Northwest Rankin High School in Brandon by Judith Lewis, a Morton Morton, village (1990 pop. 13,799), Tazewell co., central Ill., in a grain-farming and livestock area; inc. 1877. Food is canned, and tractor parts, washing machines, and pottery are manufactured. native who serves as U.S. relations director for the United Nations World Food Program.
Lewis has traveled around the world fighting famine famine
Extreme and protracted shortage of food, resulting in widespread hunger and a substantial increase in the death rate. General famines affect all classes or groups in the region of food shortage; class famines affect some classes or groups much more severely than ; she recently returned to this country with a renewed vision: to promote awareness of the devastation of world hunger. Meanwhile, Northwest Rankin senior Bryce Whitley was contemplating the topic for her senior project. Whitley's teacher, Sandra sandra (sänˑ·dr),
adj Grayson, immediately thought of her former college roommate, Lewis. She knew of Lewis' work with the hunger program and thought Whitley would be the perfect student to bring the campaign to Mississippi.
The 19-Cents-A-Day program aims to feed more than 300 million children worldwide who suffer from hunger and lack of education. The money will help send children to school and provide them with a meal there. Northwest Rankin kicked off the campaign with a special assembly, where Lewis spoke to students about world hunger. Each student was charged 19 cents to attend the assembly, because 19 cents a day is all it takes to feed one hungry child.
Throughout the week, a variety of other fund-raising efforts Noun 1. fund-raising effort - a campaign to raise money for some cause
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported and educational awareness programs took place at the school.
To contribute, see www.wfp.org