Thanksgiving is upon us. This is a time when families gather together to recount their blessings and partake in the bountiful spread set before them. For families in poverty this is a lofty dream. They struggle to eat from day to day.
Most people think hunger affects only 3rd world countries. In fact, 42.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households, including more than 13 million children. America is the richest country on Earth, no one should struggle to get enough to eat. Yet millions do – children, seniors, and hard-working families who fall on bad times. They live in every county in the country, including your own.
Hunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating in children because hunger deprives kids of not just food. On empty stomachs kids don’t have the energy to focus, engage, learn and grow. Yet, this is the reality for 1 in 6 children, that's 13 million children, in the U.S. who worry about when they’ll have their next meal. Chances are, someone your child goes to school with struggles to get enough to eat.
Bless a hungry child this Thanksgiving.
WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN SOLVING HUNGER
Only $5 will feed hungry children.
ALL proceeds used to build thanksgiving baskets for needy children in America. Make a difference.