Ending Childhood Hunger in America June 6, 2009Posted by Georgete in Point of view.
I just can’t believe it is happening in the US. According to CBS News, there are approximately 12.5 million American children without enough food, and the number of kids living in poverty is expected to rise as a result of the recession.
Though it is heart-breaking, unfortunately it does not surprise me. Coming from a country that has suffered and survived so many tough economic times, I know how families can struggle to put food on the table almost their entire life.
Not being able to provide your own kids with descent housing and watching them loosing weight due to lack of basic nutrients can turn into one of the most devastating psychological (if not physical) footprints of recession on people’s life.
Luckily, Americans are strong human beings with an inherent generosity. I am sure children like the ones in this documentary by CBS will not be left behind for starvation. So if you have an opportunity, help end childhood hunger in America by supporting your local organizations.
In addition to watching the video, you can visit CBS /Children of the Recession Website to learn about “the solutions some people have found, like a program that provides temporary placement for kids whose parents just can’t make ends meet, and a high school where teachers are spending their own money to pay for their students’ test fees and even food.”
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