Human survival is based on everyone’s four basic needs; air, water, food, and shelter. Unfortunately, the need for food has been overlooked and what most people are not aware of is that there are millions of children and adults that do not receive the food that they need every day. The non-profit organization “Feeding America” has helped eliminate hunger in the United States since 1979. First being called “America’s Second Hand Harvest”, they soon became known as “The Nation’s Food Bank” before finally adopting their current name, “Feeding America”, in 2008. Feeding America helps prevent the nationwide problem of hunger with the assistance of people donating and companies who give grants and to feed more than forty-six million hungry citizens
In the United States there are many children and adults that go hungry, due to financial problems. With the economy and how high cost of living is, it’s hard to provide, food for the family. The results of hunger on children in America are not having the right nutrition, can have serious implication for a child’s physical and mental health. Also food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. According to the Economic research service of the U.S department of Agriculture that the family had at times, “limited or uncertain access to adequate food, caused by either economic or social conditions.” In other words the family didn’t always have enough food to feed everyone.
“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.
Hunger is a serious issue that many are forced to deal with all year long. Unfortunately, it seems like it gets worse during the holiday season. The problem is hunger and one possible solution is local food banks. Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is a local organization and has helped provide food to prevent some from going hungry. .
Is there anyone that are around you who are in poverty and don’t have all the necessities they need? That’s why we have the Salvation Army, the Salvation Army helps those who need help around the household or who don’t have their natural necessities. The purpose of this charity is to feed, clothe, and care for those who need help. The Salvation Army helps fix broken lives and broken homes. For example The Salvation Army helps fight hunger, they serve 60 million of people who don’t have food.
There are so many driving factors that have developed this problem and as we discussed in class may possible ideas to possible attack the root of the problem. One of the causes for obesity is the overabundance of fast food and processes food. The idea of people cooking a healthy home cooked meal seems to be lost. I hear so many people say they are unable to cook because no one ever taught them. In my opinion it’s an excuse” I can’t be bothered to learn when stopping at McDonalds is easier.” It seems that those who do cook at home are not really cooking.
A recent study showed that one Soup Kitchen produces over 6-8 million meals in 30 years. The meals prepared are healthy, and free which gives strength, relief, hope, and nourishment to the people who consume its service. With this type of volunteering, volunteers can develop culinary skills. Helping the one 's in starvation is such a good thing, the rate of malnutrition, and hunger decrease exponentially. Soup Kitchens, and Food Pantries wouldn 't exist if it weren 't for motivated volunteers who give to the others without expecting
Children in our schools are going hungry and we do not know it. Hunger affects learning abilities because it slows cerebral function causing difficulty in concentration and academic tasks. Most food assistance programs only provide help to low-income families, but food insecurity extends into the working class as well. Providing training on signs of hunger can help school personnel mitigate this issue early. The discussion and implementation of federal and community food assistance partnerships will also help reduce the hunger issue in schools.
I went to my local Dollar Tree to make a menu for a family of four people. It was a little challenging to do so. My local Dollar Tree, which is located in Camden, Arkansas, do not have a frozen section like many other Dollar Tree stores. The Dollar Tree stores that has the frozen section has way more food selection then the Dollar Tree stores that do not. The frozen section different meats selection and a variation of breakfast foods.
In the United States, about 40% of the food is wasted and a four-person family loses $4 per day on waste food and the amount is about $1500 per year (Save the Food). If people can stop wasting money, they can use the money to improve their life in other aspects, such as entertainment, education, and health. Additionally, food waste can cause many