Last year at a conference on national service, I heard a young man named Johann Shockency speak. Johann said that as a child, he had one goal: to serve his country through the armed forces.
Last month I took a trip to see our Ebola response programs in Liberia, a country filled with a plethora of financial and health problems. Diseases such as Ebola have afflicted the country with one of the gravest social issues: orphaned children living day-to-day without any sort of parental guidance.
Child hunger in America is often something you don't "see" or suspect is close to you, but I found myself in an affluent area I knew quite well, interviewing hungry kids who live just blocks away from million dollar homes. I realized for the first time, 'If child hunger can exist here, it can exist anywhere.