Because overcoming hunger is not just a scientific challenge, it is also a political one. We must bridge the gap between those that have their needs met and even live with abundance, and the billions that struggle just to survive. I have seen both sides of prosperity: From growing up in Africa, to struggling and fighting for survival on the streets of Paris, to now living in California.
Oxfam’s GROW campaign will seek to get to the very heart of this challenge. To tackle hunger at its root, to face up to the threat of climate change, and to open the door to a new era of success, so that everyone has a chance to survive having their most basic human needs met.
I have personally experienced hunger, I have witnessed charity firsthand, and I have seen the power of what one can do to make a difference. Imagine what we can do if we all work together. The possibilities for progress are endless. I hope you will all join us to add your skills, your brains and your power to this fight. Together we can empower change. To learn more about the GROW campaign please visit www.oxfamamerica.org/grow. Find them on Twitter @OxfamAmerica
Djimon Hounsou is an Academy Award winning actor and activist who works with Oxfam to battle world hunger. Follow Djimon on twitter @DjimonHounsou