Get in the game!

May 31, 2016
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By Kelvin Beachum, Jr.

As a pro football player, I know that getting enough of the right food improves my performance on and off the field. The same holds true for children. Without proper nutrition, they can't reach their God-given potential.

That's why I'm joining Bread for the World's Virtual Lobby Day on June 7. To end hunger, we need everybody in the game.

In just over a week, hundreds of Bread for the World members will go to Capitol Hill and demand an end to child and maternal malnutrition. I can't be there in person, but I won’t be sitting on the sidelines.

On June 7, will you join me and call your members of Congress? The more voices we have, the more impact we have.

This year, 159 million children worldwide suffer lifelong consequences of stunting from malnutrition, beginning in the womb when their mothers can’t get proper nutrition. Each summer, millions of U.S. children lose access to the meals they need to thrive when school cafeterias close for vacation.

We can do better, but we need you on the team. Join me and together, we can make hunger history.

Kelvin Beachum, Jr. is an offensive lineman for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Bread for the World member.



 

To end hunger, we need everybody in the game.

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