Bill & Melinda Gates Bust Global Poverty Myths

Do you know people who believe that there’s nothing we can do to combat poverty, or that the money given to developing regions is a waste?

Tell them to think again.

Bill and Melinda Gates brought in some well-known myth busters to address these popular, though misinformed, assumptions.

Watch the video and learn more about how humanitarian aid helps relieve poverty around the world.

68 billion pounds of food each year go to waste. Much of this is comprised of perfectly good meals discarded after the school day or big events. Meanwhile, millions of Americans go hungry each day. In a perfect world, we’d be able to take the step of giving this untouched, fresh food to those who need it, instead of putting it into a dumpster for the rats and garbage trucks. Maybe our world is becoming more perfect. Click here to learn how students are working to collect unwanted meals and provide them to people in need!

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