Hunger continues to affect millions in the United States
According to U.N. figures, hunger grew as a worldwide problem during the second half of this decade. This comes despite significant success in fighting worldwide poverty levels. The U.N. found that climate change and conflict are driving the global increase in hunger. But hunger is also a significant challenge and prevalent issue throughout the U.S.
In America, 1 in 8 families struggle to provide adequate food for all members at some point during the year. Federal programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the government’s largest anti-hunger program, help millions. In addition to federal programs, national non-profits and local organizations, e.g. food banks, do a significant amount work in alleviating hunger throughout the U.S.
Soup kitchens and food banks often rely on donations and volunteers to help meet the needs of those in their community. You can take action around the holidays to help fight hunger locally, making a difference for those in your community. Volunteering locally and supporting the work of national organizations can drive positive impact and lasting change.
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