Monday, April 30, 2012

Hunger in America

With this being an election year, you've no doubt heard politicians and pundits claim there is no such thing as hunger in America. They say it's impossible because of the obesity rates, but the truth is 16 million children go to bed hungry and many others eat unhealthy meals because theirs parents either cannot afford or do not have access to healthy food.


The Food Network documentary "Hunger Hits Home" examines hungry in America by introducing us to real families who have difficulty putting food on the table and people working to stop hunger. The documentary is a touching eye-opener to the reality of hunger and poverty in the United States. You can view the full documentary below.


Poverty and hunger do not discriminate. Fighting poverty and hunger shouldn't either.


What are you doing to help? Start by signing this petition to get our elected officials to support federal nutrition programs. I did and I hope you will, too.



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