Hunger Problems America Faces
Every man, woman, and child at some point in their lives has known what it feels like to be hungry. The majority of people are able to provide a meal, and the hunger pains become groans of fullness. Unfortunately for some families and individuals hunger is a daily battle, their lives revolve around when they get to eat next, or where can they go for food help? Hunger in America can be hard to recognize. With how the economy is now, the effects of hunger are more severe. Many Americans are relying on food stamps and private organizations to help with this crisis. The main causes of hunger in America are food insecurity, low wages, and unemployment and the rising of prices for food product. Millions in this nation are currently suffering from hunger in America. Half of that being from job loss. More than 12,000,000 children suffer from food insecure hunger because of limited or uncertain access to nutritious food. Children can have serious and dangerous health issues if they are not fed. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United Garner 2
Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences. Hunger problems don’t only effect children it also affects seniors, and younger adults. Nearly 3 million elderly persons are served by Feeding America each year. 18.6 percent of client households have at least one...
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