Prior to the pandemic, Feeding America estimated that 50 million Americans, including 1 in 4 children nationwide, were food insecure. That means that they often don’t know where their next meal is coming from, they run out of food before they have the means to buy more, or they purchase filling, low cost, but low nutritive value foods to fill bellies instead of higher cost fruits, vegetables or higher nutrition items. We recommend this sobering movie, A Place at the Table, for a closer look at what’s behind our problem with hunger in America.
The numbers are even more staggering during the economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Check out feedingamerica.org for a closer look at the latest statistics. When you are reading, remember that each statistic is a family just like yours, a child just like yours, a senior parent or grandparent just like yours.
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