Hunger 101

The face of hunger has changed. One in six Americans struggles with hunger and chances are, you know someone who is struggling.

Hunger is no longer just the burden of the homeless or the working poor. Walk into any food pantry or soup kitchen and you may happen upon a familiar face. Your coworker, a member of your congregation, your next door neighbor, your classmate, your child’s best friend.

Hunger has silently crept into the neighborhoods of middle America, too. It affects parents who have lost their jobs to the recession. Or seniors struggling to survive because medical bills and prescription costs are out of control. Or those who lost a professional job in the recession and settle for a lower-wage occupation because employment options are slim to none.

These are the many new faces of hunger and we’re working every day to help.
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