Monday, January 30, 2012

Food Insecurity

I have become increasingly aware of the growing problem of food insecurity and hunger in America. "Food security" for a household means access by all members at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. There are so many misconceptions about who goes hungry and why.  Hunger and food insecurity are more common than we think. One in five American children does not have access to enough food. Sixty-five percent of American adults report that they had been hungry but did not eat because they could not afford enough food. The US spends $90 billion a year to combat the effects of food insecurity. $10 billion could eliminate hunger in the US. It certainly makes you think.

  • Is there a time when you've gone without food (even just a meal) so that your kids won't go hungry?
  • Have you ever skipped a meal in order to make sure you have money to pay the bills?
  • How can we provide food to the people in our communities?
  • What can we do to help out?
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