The Issue: Impact of Food Insecurity in the United States
More than 50 million Americans, including 16.7 million children, are food-insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture. One in six Americans does not know where their next meal is coming from because of lack of resources.<p>
The Campaign: Funding Nutritious Meals for Families
For every $11 raised by this Grassroots campaign, Feeding America can provide food for a family of four for one week. Every $21 raised can feed a family of four for two weeks. Feeding America can create and distribute eight meals for every $1 raised, due to its extensive network and efficient process. The meals will nourish families in communities across America that have been affected by food insecurity.<p> <iframe width="450" height="348" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IYj-09p3CYE?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe><p>
Every year, Feeding America supplies nutritious food to more than 37 million Americans, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. The organization distributes the 3 billion pounds of food through an expansive network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies across the country. Grocery stores, government agencies, and individuals contribute funds and food, which Feeding America then transports to communities in need through member food banks, ensuring everyone in the area has access to meals. Feeding America also takes a leadership role on the local and national stage, advocating for efficient government programs that address the issue of food insecurity in communities nationwide.
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