Food insecurity is a very dangerous problem in America. It is more prominent in America than in most countries in Europe. There are many ways we can help people who are food insecure. There are also many ways the government can help too. Let’s make food insecurity a less serious problem in America!
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to people each year. Together this network is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Recently, more families and individuals begin to struggle with hunger due to the cost of living increasing and income from employers not being sufficient enough to feed and take care of a family. Price and income shifts can radically impact the poor and hungry. When prices rise, consumers often move to cheaper, less-nutritious foods, increasing the risks of micronutrient defects and other forms of malnutrition, which can have long-term unfavorable effects on people’s health, development and productivity. Hunger
I volunteered for the service project at High Plains Food Bank. High Plains Food Bank was founded in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens who conducted a survey to see if food banks were needed in the area. High Plains Food Bank is a nonprofit organization, and its mission is to attenuate hunger in the Texas Panhandle by collecting, storing, and distributing groceries to the hungry people in the Texas Panhandle. The agency helps many families every year and is continuing to help more families. The food bank is located at 815 Ross St, Amarillo, TX. I volunteered for the Product Recovery section that organized groceries and distributed them into certain boxes. HPFB is working to help prevent hunger and can provide four meals worth of food for
The main purpose is to help out children and low income families who are in need of food. Many of these people don’t have enough money to support their basic needs. By providing food for the needy, the organization has a goal to completely end hunger. The two ways we can help reach the organization goals are by volunteering to help out and giving donations, which will be used to keep the organization running to help out the people in need. The volunteering process involves registering for the event and attending the event during your designated time. Once you are at the event, the people who are running the food bank will explain what you have to do to help out. The tasks you will get are related to the packaging and preparation of the food. For example, one of the tasks is putting freshly canned foods into a box and then closing it by taping it around. This is the type of volunteer work you could get when participating at the event. Donations can also have a great impact on helping the community. The donations you can give are money or food. The donations can be done at the actual place or online at their website. Any donation can improve a person’s quality of life substantially. This organization has a valuable purpose in our
Two authors, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katherine M. Broton state their opinion, in their article “Hungry, Homeless and in College”, that students should be able to finish their degrees with the stress and difficulties of living in extreme poverty. They write about the issues of food insecurity that a significant percentage of students attending community colleges across the college. They suggest that a solution to this problem are college food drives. They argue that the food pantries will improve the students academic success if they have access to basic necessities. This is an emotive opinion piece, and it is easy to agree with the authors that no student should have to experience extreme poverty to achieve what is rapidly becoming the basic qualification to get
Lewis et al (2003) have discussed the need to form coalitions to make macro and micro policy changes within the low-income and low-access neighborhoods. While the USDA offers funding in the form of grants to incentive food mart accessibility and encourages applicants to form partnerships for program leverage. First Lady Michelle Obama started the Let’s Move Campaign. These are a couple of policies utilized to address the nutrition insecure communities. The following narrative proposes additional food deserts public policy components to form a recommended
Homeless individuals come to our BlueGold bases which are centered on numerous beaches across the United States (soon across the world), and collect trash from the shoreline under the supervision of our volunteers. For every bag of trash they fill up, they are given a “golden token.” These tokens are then used as a currency which allows them to come to our BlueGold centers and obtain food donated by people and businesses across the area. Though it is not always evident, hunger is a real issue in America. Feeding America states that, “41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children”(Hunger). Businesses like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Panera Bread Company have already joined our fight to end hunger by donating food that is not used at the end of the day to our food
Hunger is psychological and physical phenomenon in human system manifested in the form of discomfort or weakness which results from inadequacy or absence of food or appropriate nutrients. A large population around the globe, including the united States of America, experience hunger and the consequences because of shortage or lack of the right type of food. A “No Kid Hungry” TV commercial, launched in 2010 by Share Our Strength food network organization, uses different components of appeal to captivate/persuade viewers to partner with the food banks and other programs to resolve the issues of hunger among children in America. The author of the commercial, Bill Shore, founded the food network organization in 1984 with a $ 2,000 cash advance credit card. In recent years, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $ 376 million
In a country that wastes billions of pounds of food each year, it's almost shocking that anyone in America goes hungry. Yet every day, there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to thrive. We work to get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need. At the same time, we also seek to help the people we serve build a path to a brighter, food-secure future.
In short, many people around the United States suffer from food instability and hunger. People can’t always help the situations they are in, but there are things almost everyone can do to help the hunger situation in
Food deserts are becoming a growing issue not unique to the United States. In 2010, it was estimated that 23.5 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, lived in an urban or rural food desert (Let’s Move, 2015). A food desert can be defined as a geographical area where communities lack access to healthy, inexpensive food options. The limited access to an affordable healthy diet presents a major challenge to residents living in food deserts. Instead of people’s main source of food being from a supermarket, communities will rely on eating at restaurants, fast food chains and convenience stores as their main sources of nutrition. The phenomenon is more prevalent in low-income, racial and ethnic minority neighborhoods, as it were reported
For over thirty years, Community Lunch has worked with hundreds of volunteers to provide hot meals and other essential services to the community. They serve four meals a week – two lunches and two suppers – in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Meals are free and open to the general public. In addition to hot meals, they provide clothing, sleeping bags, gloves, socks, and toiletries, plus resources to apply for housing. Their work is best described by their purpose: “feeding the community, serving the community, creating community” (Community Lunch). Although Community Lunch primarily serves the homeless and food insecure population, which can be seen by the rhetoric they use on their social media, they emphasize the words “community” and “open to all” to show that they help the whole community, whether it be by providing food or opportunities (Community Lunch). This allows Community Lunch to reach a wide range of potential donors and volunteers who want to give back to the community through donating and serving. Community Lunch is able to present itself as not simply a “homeless feeding program” but as a true community-involved event, by appealing to volunteers who share their value
Determining the healthiness of food being served to students during school lunches is a very important subject. Although eating healthy is important it should not be the only factor contributing to whether or not taking away students favorite school lunches is beneficial. I don't believe that it is a good idea to take away students favorite school lunches and replacing them with all healthy foods is a good idea because of these three reasons. One, the cost of the healthier food, two, the student environment and mood of the school, and three, the fairness to the students whose only meal is the lunch they receive at school. Some people may argue that school lunches are not healthy enough and need to be changed to foods that are more nutritious.
“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.”-John F. Kennedy. This war against hunger can be found in all corners of the globe. The United States of America stands by as one of the strongest proprietors of feeding the hungry of the world, yet millions of Americans are going hungry each day. The fact that Americans, home of some of the most obese humans in the world, are going hungry is indiscernible. Today I stand before you to explain why we, as fellow Americans, need to extend help in the growing effort to fight the war against hunger in America. Before learning what you can do to help, we must first understand the extent of hunger in America. Then we will discover the cause of hunger in the United States. Finally I will present several ways you can contribute to the fight.
World Hunger affects a significant amount of people all around the world. It is an issue that everyone should be aware of. The future is bright but there are lots of steps left to figuring out a way to end world hunger. From my research, my intention is to inform the reader about what is hunger, what are the causes, what are the effects of it, where does it mostly occur, and how can we end it.