Hunger is here, right in your neighborhood. Whether one is at risk of starvation, being underfed, or dealing with food insecurity, there are 50 million Americans affected by hunger.
Hunger impacts child development, health and wellness, education, workforce development and our general welfare as a nation
In contrast to what many believe, hunger does not only affect the homeless. It is a tough economic time and you would be surprised at who is hungry. Many families are just one paycheck away from needing to rely on a food bank, food pantry or soup kitchen.
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. In its recent study it found one in six Americans suffer from hunger.
Feeding America has deemed September “Hunger Action Month” – This is a national movement to raise awareness and take action to help the 50 million Americans who experience hunger.
Throughout the month, Feeding America’s nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, including your local one, is working to engage citizens to take action and help spread awareness about how pervasive hunger is in our country.
Here are some links where you can find out what you can do locally, and where you can donate, even a dollar, to make a difference in domestic hunger issues.
http://feedingamerica.org (donate even a dollar)
http://hungeractionmonth.org/ (find out about hunger in your county and how to help your local food banks)
You can also help with the International Hunger Epidemic with just your clicks. You can set your homepage to:
http://www.thehungersite.com and help with hunger around the world. You simply click, and many large organizations count your click and they donate to the cause. There are several other causes on the website and you can “click to give” daily!
Thanks for reading!