Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hungry Children Song

Photo: NoKidHungry

Hungry Children
tune: Over the Rainbow
by Nora Freeman, 9/20/13

Right here, in America
There exist
Children who don’t have enough food
They are in our midst

Each day, they go to school with
Grumbling in their tummies
How can they learn like this

                No oatmeal, berries, yogurt or
                chicken, carrots, or cole slaw     
                Sustain them
                Some wonder why they don’t care to
                Read or write like others do
                But their hunger
                Drains them

Food stamps help their families
To provide
Enough and more nutritious food
So these kids can thrive

Farmers’ markets and gardens
Help a lot
But parents need money to buy food
And that’s what so many have not

                Their kids need good food just the same
                As yours and mine, so
                We should be ashamed!

Nora Freeman is a member of a singing group called the “Raging Grannies” that performs occaisionally at South (Presbyterian) Church in Dobbs Ferry, NY. 

Thanks to Stephen F. Groth, a Bread for the World member in Ardsley, New York, for sharing this song with us.

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