3rd Annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach
This problem is not unique to any one region, state, city or town
1 in 6 Americans don't have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
- 41% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household
- 25% of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school
- More than 17.5 million children are living in food-insecure households
- The lack of adequate nutrition affects the cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth causing irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating
- Limited resources prevent 50 Million Americans from getting enough food
- 69% have to weight between paying their electric bill or purchasing food
- 23% are Children
- 19% are elderly on a fixed budget
- Less than 10% are homeless
Problem is food insecurity and Hunger
Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 people and nearly 1 in 4 children
According to a 2012 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48.8 million people live in food insecure households with 16.1 million of these households having "very low food security." What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food. Low food security was getting worse even before the recession – the number of people in this category in 2010 is nearly double the number in 2000.
Solution to provide 1 child, 1 family at a time with nutritionally balanced, stand alone, meals all for the low cost of $.25 per serving!