Why should Americans care about hunger around the world? World Food Program USA President and CEO Barron Segar and food and lifestyle personality Sandra Lee join the podcast to talk about their commitment to combatting hunger around the world. “Food is a basic vaccination against chaos. When you don’t have food, you have increased unrest and conflict,” observes Lee.
For both Segar and Lee, the mission is a personal one. Segar recalls the impact of his work in Ethiopia on the South Sudanese border. “I saw so many kids and moms and grandmothers… fleeing violence to stay alive. I saw how they walked for days and weeks… I saw how food literally brought a child and a mom back to life,” he says. Lee shares how she was raised on welfare and foot stamps, “It’s important to remember where you come from, and when you come from a place like that, I think you need to give back.” This interview is equal parts awareness building and call to action, “Everybody listening to this show has a voice, but not everybody in the world has a voice. So be the voice for those that are not being heard,” urges Segar.