I think it is a mistake to think that "rich and powerful" people are different than any of the rest of us. I know it sounds too small to only help one person, but it isn't. It's just enough. So, I'm with the support-one-starving-child person. Every little bit helps. I am barely (I mean I'm-eating-just-rice-tonight barely) making ends meet. However, one very little thing I do is give food away to anyone who asks me for it. It's small, but somebody hungry eats when I'm driving home from the grocery store.And now a true story: One time I was listening to a rich couple in Utah speak. I forget the man's name, but he is a multi-millionare and gives a lot away to charity in Utah. His wife was VERY down to earth and dressed about like I do. She said that a lot of people tell her it's easy for her and her husband to give away money and that if they had a lot of money they would give it to charity too. She says no they wouldn't. If you are waiting to give until you have a lot, then you aren't being real with yourself. She said if you want to give a lot when you have alot, then start giving what you can when you have a little. She said her husband was always generous. They started out poor. They were living in a little house and had several kids and she noticed that a small amount of money, which was a lot for them at the time, was missing every month. She talked with her husband and it turns out that he was giving money to a family in their neighborhood so that they could buy groceries each month.
That and other stories of small kindnesses have taught me a lot about being willing to give a little. There is some kind of hubris in saying "I will only do something if it creates sweeping change." (Although I still have grand ideas!) I admire small acts of kindness. It is saying a lot about the worth of human life to take action when it will only affect one or two people.