Reverse Super-Size Me: Kenda Swartz Pepper Feels Like 1.02 Billion

People, that is.

Kenda Swartz Pepper, on March 20, started an experiment: to spend 21 days experiencing what it’s like to join the one billion people on the planet who go to bed hungry. Here’s Kenda today:

1.02 billion people in the world go hungry every day according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. That’s 1,020,000,000 people.  I was tempted to round down and write 1 billion people in the world go hungry every day.  It dawned on me that I would be doing a monumental disservice to .02 billion people.  That’s 20,000,000 people.  Children.  Mothers.  Fathers. 20,000,000.  Slightly more than the entire population of Florida.

Follow Kenda’s 21 day journey here.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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