More than 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. Of those affected, nearly 17 million are children. That’s nearly 1 in 4.
15.5 million kids in America live in poverty. 20.1 million rely on food stamps to get their daily nutrition.
Believe what you will about "statistics". The source for this information just happens to be U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Food Research and Action Center.
The place to confirm or counter them is at the Hunger Facts Page, not here. I will not have it. Not today.
As far as I'm concerned, ONE child going hungry… anywhere… is too many.
But where to ever start? 17 million children is a staggering number, especially when all of my time seems to be focused on feeding the TWO that belong to me... But at the end of the day, there are still children going to bed hungry and I'm no less frazzled from having to force "one more bite" into my kids.
As my son would say, "It's so not fair!" To which I always reply, "Son, you have NO idea what not fair means..."
The truth is there are a lot of ways, big and small, to help end childhood hungry…. Not at my house. That problem is all my own. But everywhere else where there are children who actually want (and need) to eat.
It does not get much simpler than Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry event.
Thousands of restaurants of every type all over the country are helping to raise funds that can ultimately help families put food on their tables and give kids the much needed nutrition to keep them healthy and focused. There's a participating restaurant on practically on every corner in my neighborhood.
Find one close to you, too and help put an end to childhood hunger!