Hunger

Truth.

Legacy Initiative: Not all heroes wear a cape

On August 13, 2016, I got to take part in a Legacy Initiative event called Dining with Dignity, where we served the homeless population of Salt Lake City a three-course meal, with desert, pasta, and salad. It was an amazing event. Just trust me when I say that, yo.

Have you ever been hungry? Say, waiting impatiently in line at a fast food restaurant at a place like McDonald’s or Wendy’s as other customers throw a fit for not being served on time? Have you ever been impatient with a server at a fancy restaurant because they messed up your order? Have you ever just had a bad day because … you’re just very, very hungry, and yet you haven’t been able to eat yet?

Hunger is real, folks. It’s biological, though also psychological, and it’s certainly pervasive and impacting. It affects our mood, our behavior, our disposition: our life.

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