|A window in every room|
The growth of FoodBank in the last few months has resulted in a network of four operational FoodBanks, serving some 900 beneficiary organisations, and providing more that 1.2 million meals a month. While statistics measure the impact FoodBank is making on reducing hunger, behind the figures there are stories of hope for each child, women or man who is helped.
One day we are going to have a family home like this. It is made of bricks, and outside there is a garden and grass to play. And my room has a big window. All the rooms in the house have big windows so they can see the garden.
Thando provides a perfect metaphor for what giving a child a regular meal can accomplish. FoodBank is in the business of creating ‘windows in every room’. By taking away the stifling problem of hunger and food insecurity, the organisation allow their beneficiaries to create windows of opportunity in the rooms of their dreams.
Adapted and reprinted from FoodBank November 2009 Newsletter with kind permission. Thank you to Jordi Matas, who took the photos.