Other facts about hunger around the world are as follows. 1. 13.1 percent of the world 's population is starving. Approximately 925 million people are malnourished every day, consuming less than 2,100 calories recommended per day 2. The world produces enough food to feed the 7 billion people living in the world, but the hungry also have no land to grow food or money to buy it.
Urban areas were the most affected by starvation and hunger as seen in many of the letters. With little or no pay, it was difficult for the people to buy food. Moreover, the price of consumer goods was too high at the time, due to the collapse of many industries. The irony is that rural American areas were producing enough food to feed the nations. However, the high transportation costs made it difficult for the food to reach the people.
Of those who do not work full-time, about half state that they are working part time because they cannot find full-time work. Thus the working poor face the problem of involuntarily working part time to a greater extent than other workers. Approximately 20% of the working poor are employed involuntarily part-time” (Kim). The partial reason why they do not work full-time is due to the occupations they hold. Even if the working poor were granted full-time employment, their position in society would still be in poverty because their wages are too low to fit themselves up in the society chain.
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.
Quindlen uses good evidence that backs up the topic of child hunger. Child hunger isn’t the parents of the child’s fault but it's the fault of the world we live in. The prices of this continue to rise or the parents are home and out of work. In Quindlen’s essay she say that “the people who run to food banks report that most of their clients are minimum wage workers who can’t afford enough to eat on their salaries.” The prices of food are ridiculous. The prices are not reasonable for the amount of food that you receive.
The majority of people made under 2,000 dollars a year (Document 9) which was considered the bare minimum to live off of, the buy all of the basic essentials. These people didn’t have any money to spend on luxury items and couldn’t buy on credit. During this time, some companies priced their goods at a higher price than the majority of people made in a year, like boats that were priced anywhere from 10,000 dollars to 35,000 dollars (Document 8). With nobody to buy from them, these businesses were left without a profit and began going bankrupt. An average family before the depression with two people working full time jobs only made around twenty dollars a week (Document 7).
Imagine you are alone to raise a child all by yourself. You are in debt you have to pick up a job but finding a job is hard. So you go to the first job your see a fast food worker. Of course this barely helps since you only get paid $7.25 per hour. You need more money; you need a living wage.
Since the minimum wage isn’t being raised, inflation has “cut the purchasing power of a minimum-wage worker’s paycheck by twenty percent” (Krugman 6). Inflation is stopping people from moving up in society because it is forcing minimum-wage workers to work multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. People have to live from pay check to pay check in order to pay bills and by enough groceries for the week. For example, Rebecca is working a forty hour work week earning $7.25 an hour. Before taxes she only makes $290.
The United States of America is one of the wealthiest countries on earth, but even so, millions of Americans struggle to find enough food to eat every day. Food insecurity is when a family cannot consistently get enough food for the entire house hold to eat. 14 percent of households, around 17.6 million people, were considered food insecure in 2012 (Piontak 75). In 2007, 12.6 million children experienced a lack of food. Food insecurity has many causes, including rising food prices, climate change, population growth, and inadequate income.
(Anup Shah) Half of our population is living in a poor situation. (Esteban Ortiz) Poverty was not just a problem now, there was a severe amount of poor people in the 20th century. (Esteban Ortiz) Governments and people around the world need to be able to help poor people because one reason is that a large percentage of the world’s population don’t even have access to the three necessary things we need in life, shelter, food, and water. Poverty is a global issue in today’s world. It has been a sustained problem throughout history.
In the article “Think again: ignoring poverty and hunger” by Eric Alterman, he talks about how those that live in genuine poverty go hungry every day. During 2008, a report said that more than half of all Americans experience poverty by the age of 65. More often than not, the poor do not know how to ask for help. Nor do they willingly take advice. Many poor individuals grew up poor and/or homeless and therefore, know of no other way to
Poverty is so deep that 15 millions people in Ethiopia have no food security, 6 million live on foreign food aid and millions of families cannot eat 3 meals a day. The amount of Ethiopian children who are undernourished is 29.00%. Whereas in Australia 15% of children are undernourished. These children suffer starvation and malnutrition regularly by not having a healthy diet of 3 appropriate meals a day due to the lack of money and the unavailability of food and clean water. Malnutrition is detrimental to the health and development of children.
The hunger crisis is not only a problem for the third world countries.Right now for every 10 people in America one is struggling with hunger that is over 50 million people and it is not just poor people.Some people are struggling with hunger due to making less nutritious meals or cheaper meals because they can’t afford the food to make the meals.In some ways hunger in America is very similar to other countries due to high unemplayment rates and people can’t afford to buy good heathly food or any food at all.But it is also very different than some countries like Africa where there is a severe drought with no way to import food and people can not grow food or the government is corrupt and take the food for themselves.If a child family is struggling