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Hunger in america presentation

  1. 1. Hunger in America Sophia Dell-Colli
  2. 2. What's the problem? ●Everyday people are going hungry, all around the world. Although, no one seems to realize that right here in our own country people are going hungry. ●“40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also that the uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of U.S.” (Gunders).
  3. 3. Who is this effecting? ● This isn't just effecting the homeless anymore ● People with low paying jobs ● People who have been laid off ● This can happen to anyone
  4. 4. Why should we help? ● If we can make a difference in just our county, it will slowly impact other places ● This can cause a chain reaction of help ● Small solutions can add up to one big impact for our country ● “Envision you’re waiting in the heat of summer outside a shelter or food bank for three hours, just for any small piece of food. You’re finally at the end of the line about to feel air-conditioning in what feels like a lifetime. A worker comes out and tells you “Sorry, we’re out of food.” (Dell-Colli 4)
  5. 5. How can we help? ● We need more advertisement! In Boise we have an amazing program “Picnic in the Park” which provides free meals for children ages 1-18. ● I was unaware of this program until I researched ● We need advertisements anywhere they can go...billboards, bus stops, newspapers, magazines, etc. ● We also need more funding for shelters
  6. 6. Works Cited Aiken, Bob. Feeding America. 2013. Web. 3 July 2013. Beck, Gary. “Not Your Everyday Homeless Proposal.” Outcry Magazine. 2006. Print. Chilton, Mariana, J. Rabinowich. Ending childhood hunger in America. Human Rights, 2010. Print. Gunders, Dana. “Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill.” 2012. Print. Gurney, William III. ”Children and hunger: America’s hidden problem.” Parenting. January 2001. Print.
  7. 7. Works Cited Continued MacDonell, A. “If you are not hungry, then no one in American should be hungry.” Take Part. 14 March 2013. Print. “Picnic in the Park.” The Idaho Food Bank. N.d. Web. 3 July 2013. “The state of hunger in America today.” PR Newswire. 2 February 2013. Print.

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