“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Mahatma Gandhi
Psychologist Abraham Maslow famously described food as the most fundamental of human requirements in his pyramid of human needs. For most of us, living through a period of time without food is more often self-imposed than forced. We experience temporary hunger with the newest diet fad — say, intermittent fasting — when we are experiencing an especially busy day or observing a religious fast day. Real, uninvited hunger, however, is terrifying. Not knowing when or if the next meal is coming can destroy hope, faith and family; it undermines communities and erodes nations. It is the most significant kind of separation into “have” and “have not”.