“Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list.” Many parents are ashamed of getting assistance from the government because it is seen almost as a disgrace. Anna also suggests that many do not sign up for government assistance because, “The average length of a food stamp application is twelve often impenetrable pages; a permit to sell weapons is just two.” Such a long process just to get food for your family may seem like a very daunting task that many parents may not have time for. In Washington D.C, they have “done better than any other city in the country feeding hungry kids, sending fire trucks into housing projects to distribute leaflets about lunch locations, running a referral hotline, and radio announcements.” Anna’s evidence shows that in D.C, they are making an effort to feed the children and put the issue into the public eye. While many cities do not make such an effort such as Washington D.C does, many do have food banks that families can go to in times of need. While food banks can be helpful, they also cannot always accommodate for a large amount of families in need.
Tysen Pelate Mrs.Misselhorn 7th hour language arts 24 March 2017 Should kids have summer Break Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to school year round? Some kids in our country have to. Some of the reasons we should have summer is it will relieve the stress off kids, and teachers, it is relaxing just to kick back and chill and not leave your house for weeks just playing games. If you don’t have summer, you can’t have extracurricular activities like church camps or go camping. The first reason why kids should have summer break is because it is a relaxing According to Brittany Chu, relaxing in the summer helps kids recharge and get ready for the fall upcoming.
Nicholas Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer prizewinning books and “Prudence or Cruelty” was feature in the New York Times in 2013. In “Prudence or Cruelty” it discuss the potential of ridding our society of food stamps to help boost our economy. Children everyday wonder when, not what, their next meal will be. As sad as it sounds, but “5 percent of American households have very low food security” (Kristof 172). This basically means the household can run out of food whenever, and this usually leads to a parent not eating to make sure their kids have enough to eat.
For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote. Overall Anna quindlen’s essay talks greatly about how kids who aren’t supplied free school lunch can actually go starving.
A food bank’s sole purpose is to help the hungry.”(what) On a more complex level a food bank is what people need to live and keeps their families barely sustainable until the time they can receive more food just to keep living from the next shipment of food to the next because without it the family would surely live a rigid lifestyle. Hunger prevents millions of Americans from living
One group of people who are in hunger the most is college students. College alone is so expensive that a lot of students can’t afford to even feed themselves. College students need to be fed with the right foods and nutrients. Imagine being hungry and having tons of homework to do or have to study for a major exam, it would be pretty hard. It would almost feel impossible to get focused and actually complete your homework assignment or finish studying for that test.
Minimum wage helpful or disastrous for Americans Did you know that millions of minimum wage workers cannot make enough money to be over or at the poverty line level and are actually a lot more below it instead? There have been many issues on the topic of increasing the minimum wage from ten to fifteen dollars because it can cause inexperienced workers having a tough time getting or looking for jobs, families not being able to live on the minimum wage the way it stands now, and businesses not being able to create more jobs to hire more workers. For instance, an author named David Neumark believes that the effects of the minimum wage have a major issue that increasing minimum wage can reduce the numbers of jobs and pretty much screw over workers
After considering how I feel when I am hungry, I cannot imagine how a child must feel after missing several meals. Establishing a rapport with children establishes that we care. Building relationships based on trust, love, and commitment makes a big difference especially in the lives of neediest children. It is our priority as individuals who are working with children in need, to send the message that we care. Organizing a pantry, so that a school is able to provide snacks and meals, is one of the best ways to ensure a necessity for students in need.
This will take a long time because they have to have something to do with the food that they are getting rid of. If they don't have somewhere to send it then they will be wasting money by throwing it out. The cost comes into play because the schools will be paying money to get the new healthier foods into their cafeteria. The money will come back when students start buying the new food, but the school will be down quite a bit of money for a little while. On the other hand some people think the schools need to change up the menus.
Abeles found that her children barely had time just to be children, while she and her husband were ¨too busy being chauffeurs, homework wardens, and musical taskmasters¨(Abelles 2). Summer break provides a much needed breather from the time demands of constant activity.With less time consumed by studies during the summer, time can be redirected toward friends and family time. The busy schedules brought by school not only cuts out social time but also