Buddhist Global Relief Walk to Feed the Hungry: Beanteay Meanchey, Cambodia

International  

October 3, 2013

On October 3, 2013, nearly 250 impoverished Cambodian men, women and children will gather for a walk for hunger in Svay Chek District, Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia. Walkers will include 36 vulnerable young girls whose families have been receiving BGR-supported food relief since 2009, offsetting the opportunity cost of the girls’ continued schooling and providing a critical lifeline to some of the most impoverished families on the planet. Buddhist Global Relief (http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/active/bgrMission.html) was founded by the renowned Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi and provides grants for global hunger relief programs, including programs in education, farming, and women’s livelihood — all aiming toward food security.

Omnipresent hunger is something all-too-familiar in these communities, and these beneficiaries are honored to partake in this global act of compassion. These villagers hope to bring awareness to this gap in basic human rights and stand in solidarity with Buddhist Global Relief, which continues to invest in nourishing Cambodia’s children body, mind and spirit.

To set up a page to raise funds, go to http://firstgiving.wistia.com/medias/682702e826
Donate directly to the walk: https://www.firstgiving.com/Page/2713811/Donation
To See a video of last year’s walk in Cambodia go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRt0ZSMxPc