March 26, 2021

On today's show, Adrian and Ethan discuss the rise in food insecurity around the world during these difficult times.

According to the World Food Program, 150 million people faced food insecurity across 79 countries prior to the pandemic. When the year 2020 ended, that number had gone up to over 272 million. Hunger is not only more common around the world but you may witness the increase right around your own neighborhood.

The pandemic unleashed cascades of suffering in 2020. People around the globe faced not only the the virus but rippling effects in attempting to control its spread. One of the most dangerous...a mounting hunger crisis, set to grow even more dire in 2021.

The virus itself, combined with conflicts, escalation in inequality, and a worsening climate crisis, has shaken an already broken food system, leaving millions on the brink of starvation.

According to Oxfam, this crisis is not about a lack of food. These devastating hunger levels are a symptom of a broken food system that has allowed millions of people to go hungry on a planet that produces more than enough food for everyone.

We can always count on kids to see the issues and set out to make a difference.

6-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Delivers Toys to Kids Battling Cancer

On December 21, 2017, Summer Grace Chernoch was diagnosed with cancer at age 3. Test results confirmed that Summer was fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. Since her diagnosis came just 4 days before Christmas, Summer spent the holiday at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Summer spent over 2 years fighting cancer. During her 795 days of treatment, she endured 2 bone marrow aspirations, 2 surgeries, 19 lumbar punctures, 10 blood transfusions, 79 port chemos, and a countless number of chemo pills. She is now 6 years old, and she’s in remission and doing well.

Summer said that she wanted to start a nonprofit to help other children battling cancer. The Summer Grace Foundation was established in her honor. On December 21, the anniversary of her diagnosis, Summer Grace and her parents drove around the DC area delivering Christmas gifts to children that are currently battling cancer.