Monday, March 03, 2008
Am I a rotten person?
I'm sitting here watching Opr.ah of all things. Drew Barrymore is on, (who I love) and she is talking about the World Food Programme where they give money for food programs for kids in Africa. I'm all for helping others, I really am. Drew Barrymore gave 1 million dollars of her own money to this program. Here's my problem with all of this, and judge me if you will. But if there are kids all around you going hungry, which is a problem everywhere, why would you give all your support to another country? Now, before everyone gets up in arms, let me explain my point. There are many places in Canada where kids to go school, go all day and then go to bed hungry. There are many programs here in Canada to help combat this. If I was a multi-millionaire like Ms. Drew, I personally would look to help those around me before/while looking further over the horizon. If everyone in that position did this, we would all live in a better place and there would not be the child hunger crisis we have right now. Now, I'm not saying that organizations like World Food Programme are wrong for supporting 3rd world nations, I think it's fabulous. I just feel that sometimes more emphasis seems to be put on helping other children and not helping our own.