Monday, January 27, 2014

WINTER 2014 LETTER FROM PROJECT MANAGER, TONY STAUBACH

Dear Friends,
When my friend’s daughter was very young, she used to look me in the eye and tell me to FOCUS!  She thought it was funny to mimic a mom she saw in the grocery store.  That mom was right we need to FOCUS.  So many issues become divisive when we should be working together to solve problems around the world.

A child dies of hunger ever five seconds; In the United States 49 million Americans live in food insecure households; and around the world 72 million children do not have adequate access to primary education.

What am I doing to address these issues?  I have a job that allows me to impact local hunger, but what can I do to address the hungry, impoverished and under educated of this world?

As a privileged American citizen
, world issues are often far removed from my everyday life.  I forget that many people are denied rights and privileges which I take for granted; that children are born into situations which automatically disqualify them from success.

Moving forward, I will choose to model myself after the good works of organizations like the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Both organizations support education, food access and skills development three issues which I believe are extremely important. 

There are concerns that need my immediate attention.  It is my hope that I can impact the world in a positive and socially responsible way.  While I understand that some topics are divisive, I will seek common goals and choose to keep my mission in FOCUS. 

Sincerely,

Anthony Staubach
Project Manager- Grow Food Grow Hope


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