Food and Shelter for All. We
all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are
old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared
Now read the short story about this important human right.
Food and Shelter for All
It is Benny's tenth birthday. To celebrate, his parents take him out to eat at a fancy restaurant.
food is delicious, but there is a lot of it, so Benny has leftovers to
take home. He is excited about this. The server gives him a paper bag
full of his extra food.
Benny and his parents walk down a busy
street toward their parked car. Benny sees an older man on the
sidewalk. He sits with his back against a building. He looks very tired
and hungry. He holds a sign that says, "Will work for food."
walks over to the man and hands him his bag of food. His parents pull
him back, but it is too late. Benny gives his food away.
When they get in the car, Benny's father asks him why he gave his food away.
Benny answers, "In school, we learn about food and shelter for all."
"What?" Benny's mother asks.
says, "We learn that everyone has the right to a good life. Everyone
has the right to food and shelter. People who are old or unable to care
for themselves have the right to be cared for. So I gave him my food."
His parents are quiet for a minute. Then his father says, "Wow, Benny. That is very kind of you."