You would not think that hunger is a huge issue for the U.S. However, 49 million Americans are struggling with food insecurity. This means that are a lot of children who do not have what to eat. Feeding America, a non-profit organization that has more than 200 food banks, decided that September will be the Hunger Action Month.
Public Super Markets Charities also said it will donate $5 million to Feeding America. They will assist in program needs of the food banks. The contribution is huge, three times more than what was donated in the last few years. They are going to give the money to the food banks. This way they will be able to buy emergency food boxes and also do some programs for kids and older people. Refrigerated trucks are also a major problem because there are not enough. This is the only way perishable items could be donated to those who need it.
Feeding America is grateful for the donation Publix Charities did. Hunger affects every community in this country and there are so many children who do not have what to eat. By using this donation, food banks will be able to be there for people who struggle with hunger. That is why they have decided that this month will be the Hunger Action Month.
It seems that one in seven Americans does not have what to eat. This affects their lives because when you don’t eat enough, you feel weak or might get sick. Children are the most affected by hunger. They are not able to develop as they should, some of them even die because of this. The problem is that while some are worried they do not have what to eat, there are others who just waste their food.
Hunger is caused by poverty, exploitation of environment or war. The authorities do not pay attention to the agriculture infrastructure. Only big-scale farmers have access to technologies and this means that products will be more expensive. W e hope that the donation made by Publix Charities will make a difference are more people will not struggle with hunger.
The Hunger Action Month should be an every month. Think of those children who do not have what to eat, who are so thankful when they see products we are used to. Something should be done for them and we hope more charities will help Feeding America in their fight against hunger.
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