hunger

We can best measure justice in our society by how we treat our children. Children are wholly dependent on adults for the basics of life- food, healthcare, security and education.  You can’t tell a hungry five year old to simply get a job. We can best see compassion in the […]

According to the U.S.Department of Agriculture, over 50 million Americans, 0ne in six, struggled with hunger and food insecurity  in 2011.  This total includes 16.7 million children, or 22.4% of all American children. The average annual household income for SNAP(food stamp) users was $18,014 in 2011, substantially lower than the […]

Globally, more than a third of child deaths are attributable to malnutrition, five million children a year. One out of six children in developing countries is underweight, roughly 100 million children. 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry, with 23 million in Africa alone. The World Food Program calculates […]

According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 16.4 million children lived in poverty in the United States in 2010 with 7.4 million of these living in extreme poverty. Children under five are the poorest age group in America and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years […]