According to Kate Santich, 2011,“In 2010, there were 48.8 million Americans--or almost one in six--that confronted hunger or food insecurity, meaning people who are able to stave off hunger only by turning to charity or buying cheap, nutritionally void food that would fill their stomachs”
Santich, Kate. "True Cost of Hunger Rises Fastest in Florida." Orlando Sentinel. 06 Oct 2011: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. Retrieved from. 20 Jul 2013.
President Bush has long insisted that faith-based organizations and charities do a better job of helping the needy than government-provided services. “Governments can hand out money,” he told the first White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in 2004, “but governments cannot put love in a person's heart, or a sense of purpose in a person's life.”
Katel, P. (2006, December 8). Philanthropy in America. CQ Researcher, 16, 1009-1032. Retrieved from 20 Jul 2013 http://library.cqpress.com.indianapolis.libproxy.ivytech.edu.allstate.libproxy.ivytech.edu/cqresearcher/ Con…..
But aid alone is not enough. Ultimately, development depends on two things: governance and growth. By governance, I mean governments having the capacity to deliver for their citizens, to improve health and education and tackle poverty.
We Asked a Simple Question...Can Aid End Aid?." New Statesman. 25 Jun 2012: 31. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 21 Jul 2013.