6-year-old Jack and his baby sister Everly are the best of friends.

Everly has a congenital heart condition that affects one in every 100,000 babies. She basically has half a heart, which means her body has to work really hard just to keep blood and oxygen circulating through her body. At just 7 months old, she's already had two major open-heart surgeries and is scheduled to have another this summer.

Screenshot via Starlight Children's Foundation.

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As you sit down to eat your breakfast in the morning or grab an afternoon snack, take a minute to consider your food, how it was made, and how it got to your plate.

The fruit on your plate were grown and picked on farms, then processed, packaged and sent to the grocery store where you bought them.

Sounds simple, right?

The truth is, that process is anything but simple and at every step in the journey to your plate, harm can be caused to the people who grow it, the communities that need it, and the planet we all call home.

For example, thousands of kids live in food deserts and areas where access to affordable and nutritious food is limited. Around the world, one in three children suffer from some form of malnutrition, and yet, up to 40% of food in the United States is never eaten.

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