have you ever known hunger? / by Maranie Staab

have you ever known hunger?

i am not talking about hunger in the sense of having to wait a few extra moments for your dinner reservations or hunger in the sense of wishing you had been quick enough to snag the last cookie at the holiday party; i am talking about real, tangible hunger. hunger in the way that you do not know where your next meal is coming from and where you are truly grateful for a large plate full of beans and grain ... that you will happily share with 25 other children.