Just outside the back of Wings and Rings, Nader Masadeh found a young boy digging through the dumpster. Did he lose something in the trash? Masadeh wondered. Approaching the boy, he asked him, “what are you doing in there?”
The boy looked up from sifting through garbage and cast a glance at the 5-year-old girl perched on the nearby curb. “My little sister,” he explained, “she’s hungry and I was just looking for leftover food.”
The boy was embarrassed, the little girl was sad and Masadeh was shocked. He might have expected to see this in his home country of Jordan, but not in the U.S. How could a country with so much, have children with so little? Yet since that encounter, he came to find that child hunger is not isolated in this country, but widespread. He knew he must act.