There are SO many ways to make a difference when it comes to poverty and all the attendant issues. It can be so overwhelming to contemplate, but if we all take part, if we all commit to taking action, we can make a difference!
Bread for the World
Lutheran Hunger Appeal
Heifer International just off the top of my head.
Your local food shelf, clothing closet, women's shelter, etc.
If we all would commit to giving to one or more of these kinds of organizations on a regular basis, and being vocal about these issues, and encouraging our faith communities and families to do the same, what an impact that would be!!!
Instead of squabbling about all that crap I hear on TV, instead of getting distracted by all the minuetia, lets do what matters!