Persuasive Essay About Feeding America

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We live in a world where marine life eat our trash, while at the same time, people go days without having something to eat. It is a sad but devastating reality. Everyday the world’s oceans continue to become a universal junkyard. Marine pollution continues to grow exponentially on the one resource that separates us from the rest of the universe. On land, there is a different problem. Hundreds of thousands of people go to bed every night without food. We not only want to fix both of these issues, we need to. BlueGold is our non-profit organization that helps homeless people living near coastal cities receive food while collecting trash from the beach. Our goal is to not only clean up the ocean, but also help feed those who go hungry due to monetary incapabilities. Thus, we are able to tackle two ongoing problems in the world today, hunger and marine pollution.…show more content…
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
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