attacking the hunger epidemic -- and winning
Some want to cut spending sharply, some want reform, and some don\'t want to touch the current provisions of the vulnerable in the United States.
There are 50 million food-insecure Americans, including one for every six children, and it is shocking that the richest countries in the world have failed to find practical solutions to the hunger epidemic.
Access to nutritious food has become a serious problem in our country, especially among young people in the United States.
The latest statistics show 16.
7 million children live in food-insecure families.
For many children, they will get the most reliable food through the National School Lunch Program.
Incredibly, in addition to the debate around the farm bill, and the incredible work that non-profit organizations and volunteers are doing, the dialogue around food insecurity in the United StatesS.
Not actually. existent.
Also, in the last presidential election, the issue did not get any time on the platform as it should.
In a country with 31 million tons of food-
Or 40% of food produced in the United States. -
According to U. S. Data, it was finally piled up last year. S.
US Environmental Protection Agency and USS.
Our congressional leaders must begin to put food insecurity at the top of national priorities and discuss viable solutions.
Statistics in the United StatesS.
It is shocking that figures abroad have deteriorated sharply.
In developing countries, nearly 40,000 children die every day from malnutrition, hunger and hunger --
Can foreign and domestic disasters be helped by ordinary people?
Can the efforts to feed hungry children around the world become a reality?
The answer is yes!
Two weeks ago, my wife and I, Kathy Hamilton, were honored to be President Obama and President George H. Bush, the fifth person to receive light every day. W.
Bush\'s work for us to fight the American hunger epidemicS.
In East Africa.
About a decade ago, when we were about to retire, we witnessed the devastation caused by hunger while traveling in Tanzania.
To solve this problem, we asked people from small communities in Iowa and across the United States to help us pack meals that can be sent to children in Tanzania.
As we focus on helping hungry children in East Africa, we are aware of the food insecurity here.
Since then, we have helped hungry children in the United States and Africa pack more than 0. 232 billion meals.
Through our work, we find that everyone can do something practical to help us.
Soon, it became apparent that individuals across the country really enjoyed helping and contributing their time to work in food packaging activities.
Our packaging event, hosted by community volunteers, aims to benefit local food banks, charities and organizations that help the United StatesS.
Tasks for local children and around the world. It\'s a win-
Winning for everyone, young or old, is a simple, fun system.
Once someone has taken part in the packaging event, they want to take part again and again because it\'s fun.
Not only do we strive to provide food for children, but in East Africa we also help communities to sustain their livelihoods.
Our mission team works with individuals and villages in water supply systems, medical training, medical equipment, environmental programs, child feeding centers, etc, it also assisted in the establishment and opening of a secondary school for more than 700 children.
For us, the old saying, \"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
Show him how to fish, and you will feed him for the rest of his life, \"This is a principle that guides all our work from relief to development.
If my wife and I-
A couple from a small town in Iowa plan to retire. -
You can make a difference, so can you.
Not so much \"we can\" as \"I will\", the difference will be amazing and will change the world.
We are a country with great wealth and resources, but it is regrettable that Congress seems to take only a stance on hunger.
But American citizens and non-profit organizations who care about it can and will do more to reduce the number of people who are hungry at night.
I challenge you to join this battle and find ways to get involved.
Talk to your church, community government, friends, colleagues, local food bank, etc.
Our organization has a lot of resources for outreach companies.
Including, can provide guidance and help.
Ask what is needed and take action.
Just do something yourself, don\'t wait for others!
\"The actions you take today can change the future of millions of people and you will make a difference!
Floyd Hammer: Floyd Hammer and his wife Kathy Hamilton set up an outreach company
A leading national charity dedicated to providing safe water, food, medical care and education for children and those in need at home and abroad.
Outreach provides ingredients distributed in the United States and East Africa or packs more than 0. 232 billion meals. Visit www. Outreachprogram.
Learn how to get involved in the fight against the American hunger epidemicS. and abroad.